Miami Fort Power Station

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Miami Fort Power Station
Miami Fort Power Station.jpg
Miami Fort viewed from Brower Rd
Country United States
Location Miami Township, Hamilton County, near North Bend, Ohio
Coordinates 39°06′56″N 84°48′18″W / 39.11556°N 84.80500°W / 39.11556; -84.80500Coordinates: 39°06′56″N 84°48′18″W / 39.11556°N 84.80500°W / 39.11556; -84.80500
Status Operational
Commission date Coal Unit 5: December, 1949
Coal Unit 6: November, 1960
Coal Unit 7: May, 1975
Coal Unit 8: February, 1978
Oil Unit GT3: July, 1971
Oil Unit GT4: August, 1971
Oil Unit GT5: September, 1971
Oil Unit GT6: October, 1971
Decommission date Coal Unit 5: 2010
Coal Unit 6: June, 2015
Owner(s) Dynegy
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Bituminous coal,
distillate fuel oil
Type Steam turbine (coal),
gas turbine (oil)
Cooling source Ohio River,
closed-cycle cooling tower
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 1,321 MW

The Miami Fort Generating Station is a dual-fuel power generating facility. It is a major coal-fired electrical power station, supplemented with a small oil-fired facility.[1] Miami Fort is located in Miami Township, Hamilton County, immediately east of the tripoint of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Miami Fort Station is named for the nearby Miami Fort (not to be confused with Fort Miami in the same state).

Units and ownership[edit]

A cooling tower was commissioned in the 1970s by Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company (CG&E), a forerunner of Duke Energy, in order to meet pollution control mandates set by the State of Ohio.[2] Unit 5 was permanently shut down in 2010.[3] Unit 6 ceased coal generation on June 1, 2015.[4] The plant used to be co-owned by Duke Energy and Dayton Power & Light (DP&L). In August 2014, Duke Energy sold its stake in both the coal and oil facilities to Dynegy.[5] DP&L continued to own its remaining share of ownership until 2017 when it sold its stake to Dynegy.[6]

Miami Fort Generating Station, North Bend, OH
Combined Total Coal-Fired Facilities Oil-Fired Facilities
Units 6 2 4
Aggregate Capacity 1,378 MWe 1,243 MWe 78 MWe
Dynegy Ownership 800 MWe (60.5%) 720 MWe (57.9%) 78 MWe (100%)

Environmental impact[edit]

With its oldest unit dating back to late 1940s, the plant was ranked 36th on the United States list of dirtiest power plants in terms of sulphur dioxide emissions per megawatt-hour of electrical energy produced in 2006.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Bode, Patricia (September 1972). "Pollution: Take heart–we're actually gaining on the stuff". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 65. 
  3. ^ Braun, Paul J. (November 23, 2010). "Response to Comments Draft Rule Language Comment Period" (PDF). Ohio EPA. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ Osterbrink, Chris (June 11, 2015). "Miami Fort Power Station, ID No. 1341350093 MATS Rule Compliance Extension for Unit 6 — Final Quarterly Status Update" (PDF). Ohio EPA. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Duke Energy to sell non-regulated Midwest generation business to Dynegy". Duke Energy. August 22, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ Walton, Robert (April 26, 2017). "Dynegy to buy out DP&L, AES Ohio stakes in two struggling Ohio coal plants". Utility Drive. Retrieved October 14, 2017.