R. Gallagher Generating Station
|R. Gallagher Generating Station|
Location of R. Gallagher Generating Station in USA Indiana
|Location||New Albany, Indiana|
|Commission date||Unit 1: June, 1959
Unit 2: December, 1958
Unit 3: April, 1960
Unit 4: March, 1961
|Decommission date||Unit 1: 2012Unit 3: 2012|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Bituminous coal|
|Cooling source||Ohio River|
|Nameplate capacity||280 MWe|
The R. Gallagher Generating Station is a four-unit coal-burning power plant located along the Ohio River some two miles (3 km) downstream from New Albany, Indiana in southernmost Floyd County, Indiana. The total aggregate capacity (year-around) of the plant's four identical units is 560MW. In early 2012, both Units 1 and 3 were retired, due to the lack of pollution controls. Units 2 and 4 continue to operate because Duke Energy installed baghouses, greatly reducing the pollution and meet the current standards set by the EPA. The plant's current output is 280 megawatts (each unit is rated at 140 megawatts). The plant is connected to the grid by 138 and 230 kilovolt transmission lines.
Sulphur dioxide emissions
As of 2006, R. Gallagher was the dirtiest major power station in the US in terms of sulphur dioxide gas emission rate: it discharged 40.38 pounds (18.32 kg) of SO2 for each MWh of electric power produced that year (50,819 tons of SO2 per year in total).
- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Dirty Kilowatts 2007 Report Database". Environmental Integrity Project. Retrieved May 2008.
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