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

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Sources of Georgia utility-scale electricity generation:
full-year 2019[1]

  Coal (19.6%)
  Natural Gas (45.3%)
  Hydroelectric (3.1%)
  Nuclear (26.0%)
  Biomass (4.2%)
  Solar (1.7%)
  Petroleum (0.1%)

This is a list of electricity-generating power stations in the U.S. state of Georgia, sorted by type and name. In 2019, Georgia had a total summer capacity of 36,629 MW through all of its power plants, and a net generation of 128,692 GWh.[2] The corresponding electrical energy generation mix was 45.3% natural gas, 26.0% nuclear, 19.6% coal, 4.2% biomass, 3.1% hydroelectric, 1.7% solar, and 0.1% petroleum.[1]

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. The state has no active uranium or fossil-fuel mining operations and limited proven reserves of coal.[3]

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Nuclear power plants[edit]

Name Nearest City Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Number
of Units
Year
Completed
Refs
Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle) Augusta, Georgia 33°08′34″N 81°45′45″W / 33.1427°N 81.7625°W / 33.1427; -81.7625 (Plant Vogtle) 2,430 2 1987 - Unit 1
1989 - Unit 2
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Electric Generating Plant (Plant Hatch) Baxley, Georgia 31°56′03″N 82°20′41″W / 31.9342°N 82.3447°W / 31.9342; -82.3447 (Plant Hatch) 1,726 2 1975 - Unit 1
1979 - Unit 2

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)
Generation
Type
Year
Completed
Operational/ Closure Date Refs
AL Sandersville Washington County 33°07′08″N 82°51′39″W / 33.1189°N 82.8608°W / 33.1189; -82.8608 (AL Sandersville) 576.4 Simple Cycle (x8) 2002 Operational
Chattahoochee Heard County 33°24′26″N 85°02′19″W / 33.4072°N 85.0386°W / 33.4072; -85.0386 (Chattahoochee) 457.9 2x1 Combined Cycle 2003 Operational
Dahlberg Jackson County 34°02′32″N 83°23′52″W / 34.0423°N 83.3977°W / 34.0423; -83.3977 (Dahlberg) 756.0 Simple Cycle (x10) 2000/2001 Operational [14]
Edward L Addison Upson County 32°54′40″N 84°18′23″W / 32.9111°N 84.3064°W / 32.9111; -84.3064 (Edward L Addison) 591.7 Simple Cycle (x4) 2000 Operational
Effingham Effingham County 32°16′38″N 81°17′04″W / 32.2773°N 81.2844°W / 32.2773; -81.2844 (Effingham) 514.0 2x1 Combined Cycle 2003 Operational
Hawk Road Heard County 33°21′31″N 84°54′41″W / 33.3585°N 84.9114°W / 33.3585; -84.9114 (Hawk Road) 456.3 Simple Cycle (x3) 2001 Operational
Jack McDonough Cobb County 33°49′26″N 84°28′33″W / 33.8239°N 84.4758°W / 33.8239; -84.4758 (Jack McDonough) 2,546.0 Simple Cycle (x2)
2x1 Combined Cycle (x3)
1971 (64MW)
2011/2012
Operational
McIntosh Effingham County 32°20′52″N 81°10′54″W / 32.3478°N 81.1817°W / 32.3478; -81.1817 (McIntosh) 1,974.8 Simple Cycle (x8)
2x1 Combined Cycle (x2)
1994 (658MW)
2005
Operational
Mid-Georgia Cogen Houston County 32°29′08″N 83°36′14″W / 32.4856°N 83.6039°W / 32.4856; -83.6039 (Mid-Georgia Cogen) 303.0 2x1 Combined Cycle 1997/1998 Operational
Talbot County Talbot County 32°35′21″N 84°41′30″W / 32.5892°N 84.6917°W / 32.5892; -84.6917 (Talbot) 579.1 Simple Cycle (x6) 2002/2003 Operational
Tenaska Georgia Heard County 33°21′06″N 84°59′59″W / 33.3516°N 84.9996°W / 33.3516; -84.9996 (Tenaska Georgia) 945.0 Simple Cycle (x6) 2001/2002 Operational
Thomas A Smith Murray County 34°42′34″N 84°55′03″W / 34.7094°N 84.9175°W / 34.7094; -84.9175 (Thomas A Smith) 1,260.0 2x1 Combined Cycle (x2) 2002 Operational
Hal B Wansley (Plant Wansley) Heard County 33°24′12″N 85°01′56″W / 33.4034°N 85.0323°W / 33.4034; -85.0323 (Hal B Wansley) 1,184.8 2x1 Combined Cycle (x2) 2002 Operational
Walton County Walton County 33°48′53″N 83°41′43″W / 33.8148°N 83.6954°W / 33.8148; -83.6954 (Walton) 454.5 Simple Cycle (x3) 2001 Operational
Wansley Unit 9 Heard County 33°24′23″N 85°02′13″W / 33.4064°N 85.0370°W / 33.4064; -85.0370 (Wansley 9) 489.6 2x1 Combined Cycle 2004 Operational
Washington County Washington County 33°05′32″N 82°58′48″W / 33.0922°N 82.9800°W / 33.0922; -82.9800 (Washington) 615.5 Simple Cycle (x4) 2003 Operational
Yates Coweta County 33°27′44″N 84°53′55″W / 33.4622°N 84.8986°W / 33.4622; -84.8986 (Yates) 714.0 Steam Turbine (x2) 1974 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]
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 [15][16]
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]

Renewable power plants[edit]

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.[17]

Biomass and municipal waste[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Fuel Year
Completed
Refs
Albany Green Energy Dougherty County 31°33′21″N 84°06′37″W / 31.5559°N 84.1103°W / 31.5559; -84.1103 (Albany) 49.5 wood/wood waste 2017
Brunswick Cellulose Glynn County 31°10′31″N 82°20′41″W / 31.1754°N 82.3447°W / 31.1754; -82.3447 (Brunswick Cellulose) 72.2 wood/wood waste 1954/1960/
1996
Flint River Operations Macon County 32°15′16″N 84°04′00″W / 32.2544°N 84.0667°W / 32.2544; -84.0667 (Flint River Ops) 77.0 wood/wood waste 1980/2015
GA LFG - Oak Grove Plant Barrow County 33°57′54″N 83°45′56″W / 33.9650°N 83.7656°W / 33.9650; -83.7656 (Oak Grove LFG) 6.3 landfill gas 2016
GA LFG - Pine Ridge Plant Spalding County 33°14′39″N 84°07′19″W / 33.2442°N 84.1220°W / 33.2442; -84.1220 (Pine Ridge LFG) 6.3 landfill gas 2016
GA LFG - Richland Creek Plant Gwinnett County 34°07′38″N 84°02′00″W / 34.1271°N 84.0334°W / 34.1271; -84.0334 (Richland Creek LFG) 10.5 landfill gas 2016
Georgia Pacific - Cedar Springs Early County 31°09′58″N 85°05′42″W / 31.1660°N 85.0951°W / 31.1660; -85.0951 (GP Cedar Springs) 90.0 wood/wood waste 1963/1965
Graphics Packaging - Augusta Mill Richmond County 33°19′43″N 81°57′11″W / 33.3286°N 81.9531°W / 33.3286; -81.9531 (GPI Augusta Mill) 42.8 wood/wood waste 1960/1965
GRP Franklin RE Facility Franklin County 34°22′34″N 83°19′50″W / 34.3761°N 83.3306°W / 34.3761; -83.3306 (GRP Franklin) 58.0 wood/wood waste 2019
GRP Madison RE Facility Madison County 34°02′26″N 83°11′34″W / 34.0406°N 83.1929°W / 34.0406; -83.1929 (GRP Madison) 58.0 wood/wood waste 2019
Inland Paperboard - Rome Floyd County 34°15′10″N 85°19′39″W / 34.2528°N 85.3275°W / 34.2528; -85.3275 (IPP Rome) 61.0 wood/wood waste 1954/1961/
1989
Intl Paper - Savanna Mill Chatham County 32°06′01″N 81°07′27″W / 32.1004°N 81.1242°W / 32.1004; -81.1242 (IP Savanna Mill) 82.7 wood/wood waste 1989
Jesup Plant Wayne County 31°39′33″N 81°50′38″W / 31.6593°N 81.8439°W / 31.6593; -81.8439 (Jesup Plant) 64.7 wood/wood waste 1954/1957/
1971/1982
MAS ASB Cogen Plant Fulton County 33°39′18″N 84°23′40″W / 33.6550°N 84.3944°W / 33.6550; -84.3944 (MAS ASB Cogen) 6.6 landfill gas 2012
Pecan Row LFG Lowndes County 30°48′54″N 83°21′45″W / 30.8150°N 83.3625°W / 30.8150; -83.3625 (Pecan Row LFG) 6.4 landfill gas 1977/2013
PCA - Valdosta Mill Lowndes County 30°41′40″N 83°18′11″W / 30.6944°N 83.3031°W / 30.6944; -83.3031 (PCA Valdosta Mill) 69.9 wood/wood waste 1954/2011
Piedmont Green Power Lamar County 33°02′43″N 84°07′32″W / 33.0453°N 84.1256°W / 33.0453; -84.1256 (Piedmont GP) 55.0 wood/wood waste 2013
Port Wentworth Mill Chatham County 32°09′22″N 81°09′31″W / 32.1561°N 81.1586°W / 32.1561; -81.1586 (Port Wentworth Mill) 60.5 wood/wood waste 1991/2004
Riverwood Intl - Macon Mill Bibb County 32°46′17″N 83°37′41″W / 32.7714°N 83.6281°W / 32.7714; -83.6281 (RI Macon Mill) 76.4 wood/wood waste 1948/1981/
2013
South Columbus Water Resource Muscogee County 32°24′43″N 84°58′34″W / 32.4119°N 84.9761°W / 32.4119; -84.9761 (South Columbus WRF) 3.6 biogas 2010
Superior LFG Chatham County 32°01′49″N 81°16′20″W / 32.0303°N 81.2722°W / 32.0303; -81.2722 (Superior LFG) 6.4 landfill gas 2009
Taylor LFG Taylor County 32°27′08″N 84°23′14″W / 32.4522°N 84.3872°W / 32.4522; -84.3872 (Taylor LFG) 8.0 landfill gas 2003/2011
WestRock Southeast Laurens County 32°30′13″N 82°50′39″W / 32.5036°N 82.8443°W / 32.5036; -82.8443 (WestRock SE) 44.0 wood/wood waste 1989

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.[18]

Name Nearest City Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Refs
Barnett Shoals Hydroelectric Generating Plant Athens, Georgia 2.8 1910 [19]
Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 173.0[A] 1926/1951/
1985
Blue Ridge Dam (Owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority Blue Ridge, Georgia 13 1931/1994 [20]
Burton Hydroelectric Generating Plant Clayton, Georgia 6.12 1927
Carters Dam Hydro Ellijay, Georgia 286.0[B] 1977
Estatoah Hydroelectric Generating Plant Mountain City, Georgia 2.4 1929
Flint River Hydroelectric Generating Plant Albany, Georgia 5.4 1921/1925
Goat Rock Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 38.6 1915/2005
Langdale Hydroelectric Generating Plant West Point, Georgia 1.04 1924/1926
Lloyd Shoals Hydroelectric Generating Plant Jackson, Georgia 14.4 1911/1917
Morgan Falls Hydroelectric Generating Plant Sandy Springs, Georgia 16.8 1903
Nacoochee Hydroelectric Generating Plant Clayton, Georgia 4.8 1926
North Highlands Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 29.6 1963
Oliver Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Columbus, Georgia 60.0 1959
Richard B. Russell Calhoun Falls, South Carolina 336.0[B] 1985
Riverview Hydroelectric Generating Plant West Point, Georgia 0.48 1920's
Sinclair Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Milledgeville, Georgia 45.0 1953
Tallulah Falls Hydroelectric Generating Plant Tallulah Falls, Georgia 72.0 1913/1920
Terrora Hydroelectric Generating Plant Tallulah Falls, Georgia 16.0 1925
Tugalo Hydroelectric Generating Plant Lakemont, Georgia 45.0 1923
Wallace Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Eatonton, Georgia 113.6[B] 1980
Yonah Hydroelectric Generating Plant Lakemont, Georgia 22.5 1925

A electricity is generated in Alabama
B Carters, Russell, and Wallace generate additional electricity as reversible pumped storage

Solar photovoltaic[edit]

Name Location Area Capacity
(MW)
Refs
Butler Solar Facility Taylor County 1,070 acres (430 ha) 103 [21]
Decatur County Solar Facility Decatur County 169 acres (68 ha) 19 [22]
Facebook Facility (Newton Data Center) Early County 1,200 acres (490 ha) 102.5 [23]
Fort Benning Solar Facility Muscogee County 240 acres (97 ha) 30 [24]
Fort Gordon Solar Facility Columbia County 270 acres (110 ha) 30 [25]
Fort Stewart Solar Facility Liberty County 250 acres (100 ha) 30 [26]
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base Solar Facility Camden County 254 acres (103 ha) 42 [27]
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Solar Facility Dougherty County 150 acres (61 ha) 31 [28]

Wind[edit]

Georgia had no utility-scale wind generating facilities in 2019. It has much potential for offshore development and limited onshore potential.

Storage power plants[edit]

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.[17]

Batteries[edit]

Name Nearest City Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Refs
Cedartown BES Project Cedartown, Georgia 34°02′28″N 85°13′24″W / 34.0410°N 85.2233°W / 34.0410; -85.2233 (Cedartown BES) 1.0 2015

Pumped storage[edit]

Name Nearest City Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Refs
Carters Dam PS Ellijay, Georgia 34°36′44″N 84°40′24″W / 34.6121°N 84.6733°W / 34.6121; -84.6733 (Carters) 286.0 1977
Richard B. Russell Calhoun Falls, South Carolina 34°01′32″N 82°35′43″W / 34.0256°N 82.5953°W / 34.0256; -82.5953 (R.B. Russell) 328.0 2002
Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Generating Plant Rome, Georgia 34°21′20″N 85°18′14″W / 34.3555°N 85.3039°W / 34.3555; -85.3039 (Rocky Mountain) 1,095 1995
Wallace Dam Hydroelectric Generating Plant Eatonton, Georgia 33°20′59″N 83°09′27″W / 33.3498°N 83.1574°W / 33.3498; -83.1574 (Wallace) 211.4 1980

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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