List of power stations in Georgia (U.S. state)

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Sources of Georgia electricity generation: May 2020 [1]

  Coal (5%)
  Natural Gas (50%)
  Hydroelectric (4%)
  Other Renewables (9%)
  Nuclear (32%)

This is a list of electricity-generating power stations in the U.S. state of Georgia, sorted by type and name. In 2018, Georgia had a total summer capacity of 36,989 MW through all of its power plants, and a net generation of 129,239 GWh.[2] Georgia's electrical energy generation mix in 2020 was 5% coal, 50% natural gas, 32% nuclear, 4% hydroelectric and 9% renewables. Two new nuclear reactors are under construction at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. They are the nation's first AP1000 reactors and have planned startup dates in 2021 and 2022.[1]

Hydroelectric dams[edit]

Georgia Power Hydro incorporates 72 hydroelectric generating units to produce a generation capacity of 844,720 kilowatts (kW). Georgia Power Hydro facilities also provide more than 45,985 acres (18,609 ha) of water bodies and more than 1,057 mi (1,701 km) of shoreline for habitat and recreational use.

Plant Nearest City Capacity
Barnett Shoals Hydroelectric Generating Plant Athens, Georgia 2,800 kW
Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 173,000 kW
Blue Ridge Dam (Owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority[3]) Blue Ridge, Georgia 13,000 kW
Burton Hydroelectric Generating Plant Clayton, Georgia 6,120 kW
Estatoah Hydroelectric Generating Plant Mountain City, Georgia 240 kW
Flint River Hydroelectric Generating Plant Albany, Georgia 5,400 kW
Goat Rock Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 38,600 kW
Langdale Hydroelectric Generating Plant West Point, Georgia 1,040 kW
Lloyd Shoals Hydroelectric Generating Plant Jackson, Georgia 14,400 kW
Morgan Falls Hydroelectric Generating Plant Sandy Springs, Georgia 16,800 kW
Nacoochee Hydroelectric Generating Plant Clayton, Georgia 4,800 kW
North Highlands Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 29,600 kW
Oliver Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 60,000 kW
Riverview Hydroelectric Generating Plant West Point, Georgia 480 kW
Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Generating Plant Rome, Georgia 1,095,000 kW
Sinclair Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Milledgeville, Georgia 45,000 kW
Tallulah Falls Hydroelectric Generating Plant Tallulah Falls, Georgia 72,000 kW
Terrora Hydroelectric Generating Plant Tallulah Falls, Georgia 16,000 kW
Tugalo Hydroelectric Generating Plant Lakemont, Georgia 45,000 kW
Wallace Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Eatonton, Georgia 321,300 kW
Yonah Hydroelectric Generating Plant Lakemont, Georgia 22,500 kW

Fossil fuel power plants[edit]

Coal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Coal Type Year
Completed
Operational/Closure Date Refs
Bowen Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant Bowen) Bartow County 34°07′23″N 84°55′13″W / 34.12306°N 84.92028°W / 34.12306; -84.92028 (Plant Bowen) 3,160 Coal (Bituminous) 1971 - Unit 1
1972 - Unit 2
1974 - Unit 3
1975 - Unit 4
Operational [4]
Harllee Branch Jr. Steam-Electric Generating Plant Putnam County 33°11′38″N 83°17′59″W / 33.19389°N 83.29972°W / 33.19389; -83.29972 (Harllee Branch Power Plant) 1,540 Coal (Bituminous) 1954 - Unit 1
1954 - Unit 2
1955 - Unit 3
1970 - Unit 4
Closed - 2015 [5]
William P. Hammond Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant Hammond) Floyd County 34°15′4.6008″N 85°20′47.796″W / 34.251278000°N 85.34661000°W / 34.251278000; -85.34661000 (Plant Hammond) 953 Coal (Bituminous) 1965 - Unit 1
1967 - Unit 2
1968 - Unit 3
1969 - Unit 4
Closed - 2019 [6]
Kraft Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant Kraft) Chatham County 32°8′54.9924″N 81°8′45.0096″W / 32.148609000°N 81.145836000°W / 32.148609000; -81.145836000 (Plant Kraft) 208 Coal (Bituminous) 1958 - Unit 1
1961 - Unit 2
1965 - Unit 3
Closed - 2015 [7]
John J. McDonough Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant McDonough) Cobb County, Georgia 33°49′22.1016″N 84°28′32.4012″W / 33.822806000°N 84.475667000°W / 33.822806000; -84.475667000 (Plant McDonough) 598 Coal (Bituminous) 1963 - Unit 1
1964 - Unit 2
Closed - 2011-2012 [8]
McIntosh Steam Plant (Plant McIntosh/Effingham Steam Plan) Effingham County 33°49′22.1016″N 84°28′32.4012″W / 33.822806000°N 84.475667000°W / 33.822806000; -84.475667000 (Plant McIntosh) 598 Coal (Bituminous) 1963 - Unit 1
1964 - Unit 2
Closed - 2011-2012 [9]
W. E. Mitchell Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant Mitchell) Dougherty County 31°21′44.995″N 84°10′5.738″W / 31.36249861°N 84.16826056°W / 31.36249861; -84.16826056 (Plant Mitchell) 163 Coal 1964 - Unit 1 Closed - 2015 [10]
Robert W Scherer Power Plant (Plant Scherer) Monroe County 33°03′45″N 83°48′14″W / 33.06250°N 83.80389°W / 33.06250; -83.80389 (Scherer) 3,520 Coal
(Sub-bituminous)
1982 - Unit 1
1984 - Unit 2
1987 - Unit 3
1989 - Unit 4
Operational [11]
Hal B. Wansley Power Plant (Plant Wansley) Heard County 33°24′48″N 85°01′57″W / 33.41333°N 85.03250°W / 33.41333; -85.03250 (Wansley) 1,904 Coal (Bituminous)[A] 1976 - Unit 1
1978 - Unit 2
Operational [12]
Eugene A. Yates Steam-Electric Generating Plant Coweta County 681 Coal (Bituminous) 1950 - Unit 1
1950 - Unit 2
1952 - Unit 3
1957 - Unit 4
1958 - Unit 5
Operational [13]
A Two dual-use Units 1 and 2 (also known as SG01 and SG02) can be fueled either by bituminous coal or by oil.



Natural Gas[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Year Completed Operational/Closure Date Refs
Hal B. Wansley Power Plant (Plant Wansley) Heard County 33°24′48″N 85°01′57″W / 33.41333°N 85.03250°W / 33.41333; -85.03250 (Wansley)
Southern Power 426.6 2002 - ST6
2002 - ST7
Operational [12]
812.4 2002 - CT6A
2002 - CT6B
2002 - CT7A
2002 - CT7B
Operational [14]
Oglethorpe Power Corporation 539.7 2003 - Unit 8(1)
2003 - Unit 8(2)
2003 - Unit 8(3)
Operational
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia 568 2004 - CT1
2004 - CT2
2004 - ST1
Operational
Kraft Steam-Electric Generating Plant (Plant Kraft) Chatham County 32°8′54.9924″N 81°8′45.0096″W / 32.148609000°N 81.145836000°W / 32.148609000; -81.145836000 (Plant Kraft) Unknown - Unit 4 Closed - 2015[A] [7]
Plant Dahlberg Jackson County 756 2000 - Units 1-8
2001 - Units 9 & 10
Operational [15]
A Retired alongside coal units 1-3.



Oil[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Operational/Closure Date Refs
Hal B. Wansley Power Plant (Plant Wansley) Heard County 33°24′48″N 85°01′57″W / 33.41333°N 85.03250°W / 33.41333; -85.03250 (Wansley) 52.8 1980 - 5A Operational
Plant McManus Glynn County 1950s - Unit 1
1950s - Unit 2
Closed - 2015 [16][17]
Allen B. Wilson Combustion Turbine Plant Burke County 354 Operational
Eugene A. Yates Steam-Electric Generating Plant Coweta County 808 1974 - Unit 6
1974 - Unit 7
Operational [13]

Nuclear power plants[edit]

Plant Nearest City Number of Units Capacity

(MW)

Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle) Augusta, Georgia 2 2,430
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Electric Generating Plant (Plant Hatch) Baxley, Georgia 2 1,726

*PS indicates a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station.

Solar power plants[edit]

Plant Location Area Capacity (MW) Refs
Butler Solar Facility Taylor County 1,070 acres (430 ha) 103 [18]
Decatur County Solar Facility Decatur County 169 acres (68 ha) 19 [19]
Facebook Facility (Newton Data Center) Early County 1,200 acres (490 ha) 102.5 [20]
Fort Benning Solar Facility Muscogee County 240 acres (97 ha) 30 [21]
Fort Gordon Solar Facility Columbia County 270 acres (110 ha) 30 [22]
Fort Stewart Solar Facility Liberty County 250 acres (100 ha) 30 [23]
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base Solar Facility Camden County 254 acres (103 ha) 42 [24]
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Solar Facility Dougherty County 150 acres (61 ha) 31 [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Georgia - State Energy Profile Overview - EIA". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  2. ^ Georgia Electricity Profile, U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 27, 2020
  3. ^ https://www.tva.gov/Energy/Our-Power-System/Hydroelectric/Blue-Ridge-Reservoir
  4. ^ "Plant Bowen". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  5. ^ "Georgia Power pulls plug on Plant Branch on Lake Sinclair". The Macon Telegraph. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Plant Hammond". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  7. ^ a b "Plant Kraft". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  8. ^ "Plant McDonough". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  9. ^ "Plant McIntosh". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  10. ^ "Plant Mitchell". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  11. ^ "Plant Scherer". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  12. ^ a b "Plant Wansley". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  13. ^ a b "Yates Steam Generating Plant". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  14. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  15. ^ "Plant Dahlberg" (PDF). Southern Power. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  16. ^ "Georgia Power". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  17. ^ "Plant McManus retired from service". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  18. ^ "Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Will Be Built in Georgia". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Decatur County Solar Facility" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Developers turn on Facebook's 102.5-MWac Georgia solar farm". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Georgia Power's 30-MW solar facility at Fort Benning now online". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Fort Gordon Solar Plant, Georgia". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  23. ^ "Georgia Power dedicates new 30-MW solar facility at Fort Stewart". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  24. ^ "SUBASE Kings Bay Celebrates Opening of 42 MW DC Solar Facility". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  25. ^ "Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Hosts Solar Groundbreaking Ceremony". Retrieved 2 February 2020.