Harllee Branch Power Plant

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Plant Harllee Branch
Harllee Branch Chimney.JPG
Power plant chimney
CountryUnited States
LocationPutnam County, near Eatonton, Georgia
Coordinates33°11′38″N 83°17′59″W / 33.19389°N 83.29972°W / 33.19389; -83.29972Coordinates: 33°11′38″N 83°17′59″W / 33.19389°N 83.29972°W / 33.19389; -83.29972
Commission date1961
Owner(s)Georgia Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational4
Nameplate capacity1,539 MW (2,064,000 hp)

Plant Harllee Branch was a coal-fired power station located in Putnam County, southeast of Eatonton, Georgia, USA. It was located between Eatonton and Milledgeville, to the southeast. The power plant was owned and operated by Georgia Power. It was named after Harllee Branch Jr., president of Georgia Power.

The power plant had one of the tallest chimneys in the world, built in 1978. The chimney stood 1,001-foot tall (305 m), and was visible, on clear days, up to approximately 20 miles (32 km) away. Boaters used the chimney to navigate Lake Sinclair, because the power plant was located at US 441, and was a central point on the lake.

Georgia Power closed this plant in April 2015.[1]

The demolition of the chimney was scheduled for October 9, 2016[2] but was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. On October 15, shortly after 8 AM, a controlled demolition took down the stack.


  1. ^ "Georgia Power pulls plug on Plant Branch on Lake Sinclair". The Macon Telegraph. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Lake Sinclair landmark scheduled for demolition".

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