Clifty Creek Power Plant
|Clifty Creek Power Plant|
Clifty Creek Power Plant in May 2015
|Commission date||Unit 1: February 1955
Unit 2: May 1955
Unit 3: July 1955
Unit 4: October 1955
Unit 5: November 1955
Unit 6: March 1956
|Owner(s)||Ohio Valley Electric Corporation|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Subbituminous coal|
|Cooling source||Ohio River|
|Nameplate capacity||1,303 MWe|
Clifty Creek Power Plant is a 1.3-GW coal-fired power station located in Madison, Indiana, USA. Five of its six identical units began operating in 1955, the sixth unit was launched in 1956. It has two of the tallest chimneys in the world, at 300 metres (980 ft) with another recently completed dual-flue chimney that stands at around 285 metres (935 ft).
With all of its units dating back to mid-1950s, the plant ranked 49th on the United States list of dirtiest power plants in terms of sulfur dioxide emissions per megawatt-hour of electrical energy produced in 2006. However, with the addition of two jet bubbling reactor flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems in 2013, 98% of sulfur dioxide is now removed.
Clifty Creek, the naming feature for the power plant. enters the Ohio River nearby.
- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "IKEC to invest $460 million for Environmental Controls at Clifty Creek Power Plant" (PDF) (Press release). Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
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