Kyger Creek Power Plant

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Kyger Creek Power Plant
Kyger Creek Power Plant is located in Ohio
Kyger Creek Power Plant
Location of Kyger Creek Power Plant
Country United States
Location Sprigg Township, Gallia County, near Cheshire, Ohio
Coordinates 38°54′55″N 82°07′42″W / 38.91528°N 82.12833°W / 38.91528; -82.12833Coordinates: 38°54′55″N 82°07′42″W / 38.91528°N 82.12833°W / 38.91528; -82.12833
Status Operational
Commission date 1955
Operator(s) Ohio Valley Electric Corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Cooling source Ohio River
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 1000 MW

Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-gigawatt, 1,000 (MW) coal-fired power station located south of Cheshire, Ohio in Gallia County, Ohio. It is operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.


The Kyger Creek was launched into service in 1955.[1] The plant with its five units supplied electricity for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio along with its sister plant, Clifty Creek Power Plant in Madison, Indiana.[2] The Kyger Creek is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) downstream along the Ohio River from a much larger, newer coal-fired Gavin Power Plant. It has one of the tallest chimneys in the world at 1,001 feet (305 m), built in 1980.[citation needed] Pollution control systems were installed at Kyger Creek in 2001 to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 80%.[3] The implementation of two jet bubbling reactor flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) systems in 2011 reduced 98% of sulfur dioxide (SO
) emissions at Kyger Creek.[4]

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  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Role of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Cold War History" (PDF). United States Department of Energy. February 2017. pp. 92–94. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "New Pollution Control Equipment to Be Built at Kyger Creek and Clifty Creek Power Plants". Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation. Pollution Online. June 1, 2001. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hope, G. Annette (October 28, 2011). "Kyger Creek Plant to Reduce Emissions Through New Scrubber System" (PDF). Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 

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