Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating Plant

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Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating Plant
CountryUnited States
LocationWilsonville, Alabama
Coordinates33°14′24″N 86°27′50″W / 33.240072°N 86.463839°W / 33.240072; -86.463839Coordinates: 33°14′24″N 86°27′50″W / 33.240072°N 86.463839°W / 33.240072; -86.463839
Owner(s)Alabama Power Company
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal, natural gas
Power generation
Nameplate capacity1,880 MW

Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating Plant is a coal and natural gas-fired electrical generation facility near Wilsonville, Shelby County, Alabama.[1]

Four of the five units in the plant were converted to use natural gas under plans to reduce costs.[2]


  1. ^ "Generating plants". Alabama Power. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Alabama Power to connect Shelby plant to natural gas line". The Birmingham News. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2017-06-03.