John E. Amos Power Plant

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John E. Amos Power Plant
CLOUDS OF STEAM RISE FROM THE WATER COOLING TOWERS OF THE JOHN AMOS POWER PLANT ON THE KANAWHA RIVER - NARA - 551155.tif
John E. Amos Power Plant is located in West Virginia
John E. Amos Power Plant
Location of John E. Amos Power Plant in West Virginia
Country United States
Location Winfield Rd., Winfield, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°28′29″N 81°49′16″W / 38.47472°N 81.82111°W / 38.47472; -81.82111Coordinates: 38°28′29″N 81°49′16″W / 38.47472°N 81.82111°W / 38.47472; -81.82111
Status Active
Commission date September 1971
Owner(s) American Electric Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Type supercritical, dry-bottom boilers
Power generation
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,[1] it is the largest generating plant in the AEP system.[2] It was named after a prominent state senator, Democratic National Committee and AEP board of directors member from West Virginia.[3] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States". Energy Information Administration. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ Line, Les (January 2007). "One Picture". Audubon Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ Young, William L.; John E. Amos (August 6, 1965). "John E. Amos Oral History Interview" (PDF). Oral History Program. John F. Kennedy Library. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. ^ "B&W Awarded Environmental Equipment Contract for AEP'S Amos Plant in West Virginia". Business Wire. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 

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