Independence Power Plant

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Independence Power Plant
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Independence Power Plant is located in the US
Independence Power Plant
Location of Independence Power Plant
Official name Entegy Independence Plant
Country United States
Location Newark, Independence County, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°40′38″N 91°24′35″W / 35.67722°N 91.40972°W / 35.67722; -91.40972Coordinates: 35°40′38″N 91°24′35″W / 35.67722°N 91.40972°W / 35.67722; -91.40972
Status Operational
Commission date 1983 (unit 1), 1984 (unit 2)
Owner(s) Entergy (31%)
Power generation
Units operational 2
Nameplate capacity 1,678 MW
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Independence Power Plant is a 1,678-megawatt coal-fired base load power plant near Newark, Arkansas. The plant has two units, rated at 850 MWe each, that came online in 1983 and 1984.[2] The plant is owned in part by Entergy Arkansas. It has a 305-meter chimney built in 1983.

Emissions[edit]

In 2013, Environment America ranked the plant 35th on its list of the 100 dirtiest coal-fired power stations in the U.S., reporting that its 2011 emissions were equivalent to 2.3 million passenger vehicles.[3]

The plant released 10,787,400 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2012 according to the EPA.[4] The emissions in metric tons comprised:

  • Carbon dioxide: 10,705,646
  • Methane: 25,974
  • Nitrous oxide: 55,780

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entergy Statistical Report and Investor Guide 2012" (PDF). Entergy. 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ Schneider, Jordan; Madsen, Travis (September 2013). "America's Dirtiest Power Plants: Their Oversized Contribution to Global Warming and What We Can Do About It" (PDF). Environment America Research & Policy Center. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ EPA Facility Level GHG Emissions Data, Environmental Protection Agency, retrieved 2014-02-25 

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