G. G. Allen Steam Station
|G. G. Allen Steam Station|
Allen Steam Station in 2013
|Location||South Point Township, Gaston County, North Carolina|
|Thermal power station|
|Units operational||2 × 165 MWe
3 × 275 MWe
G. G. Allen Steam Station is a 1.140 GW coal-fired electricity generating facility, located in South Point Township, Gaston County, North Carolina, on man-made Lake Wylie (part of the Catawba River). Units 1 and 2 (165 MW each) began operating in 1957; units 3, 4, and 5 (275 MW each) in 1959, 1960, and 1961 respectively. Named for George Garland Allen, a former president and first chairman of the board for Duke Power, the Allen facility is the only Duke Energy station with five units under one roof. The plant is equipped with an flue-gas desulfurization system, completed in 2009, that decreases the air emissions coming from the plant.
G. G. Allen Steam Station is still a major air and water polluter in the region.
|Pollutant||Air||Land||Water||Total on-site releases|
- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Comment on the proposed Title V permit for G. G. Allen electric power station" (PDF). Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- Allen Steam Station, Duke Energy website.