John E. Amos Power Plant
|John E. Amos Power Plant|
|Location||Winfield Rd., Winfield, West Virginia|
|Commission date||September 1971|
|Owner(s)||American Electric Power|
|Thermal power station|
|Type||supercritical, dry-bottom boilers|
|Nameplate capacity||2,933 megawatts (nameplate)|
John E. Amos Power Plant is a three-unit coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP). With a nameplate rating of 2,933 MW, it is the largest generating plant in the AEP system. It was named after a prominent state senator, Democratic National Committee and AEP board of directors member from West Virginia. The plant is located between West Virginia Route 817 (Winfield Road) and the Kanawha River.
Units 1 and 2 are of 816.3 MW nameplate capacity each, and were started up in September 1971, and June, 1972 respectively. Unit 3, rated at 1,300 MW, was started up in October, 1973. All units are supercritical, dry-bottom boilers powered by a blend of low-sulfur coal and Northern Appalachian Basin high-sulfur coal.
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