Beckjord Power Station

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Beckjord Power Station

The Walter C. Beckjord Generating Station was a formerly 1.433-GW dual-fuel power generating facility located in New Richmond, Ohio, 22 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio. Of the two Beckjord power plants, one was coal-fired[1] (Units 1–6) and the other was oil-fired[2] (Units GT1–GT4). It was originally built by Cinergy (originally Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company), which was bought by Duke Energy in 2006. All generation at the site was ceased as of the end of 2014.

In 2015, Duke Energy installed [3] a battery-based energy storage system at the site for the purpose of regulating frequency in the electric grid.

W. C. Beckjord Power Station[4]
Unit Nameplate capacity, MW Initial year of operation Retired [5][6]
Coal-Fired Unit 1 115.0 1952 2012
Coal-Fired Unit 2 112.5 1953 2013
Coal-Fired Unit 3 125.0 1954 2013
Coal-Fired Unit 4 163.2 1958 2014
Coal-Fired Unit 5 244.8 1962 2014
Coal-Fired Unit 6 460.8 1969 2014
Coal-Fired Total 1,221.3
Oil-Fired Units GT1–GT4 52.9 (each) 1972 2014
Oil-Fired Total 211.6
Facility Total 1,433

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beckjord Station (Coal)". Duke Energy. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Beckjord Station (Oil)". Duke Energy. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Duke Energy, LG Chem, Greensmith commission fast-response energy storage system in Ohio". 
  4. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Archived from the original on 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  5. ^ "W.C. Beckjord Station Retirement Plans". 
  6. ^ "PJM Generator Deactivation Summary Sheets". 

Coordinates: 38°59′31.5″N 84°17′50″W / 38.992083°N 84.29722°W / 38.992083; -84.29722