Coal-Fired Plants in the USA - Indiana
A B Brown
Location: IN
Operator: Vectren Energy Delivery
Configuration: 2 X 265 MW
Operation: 1979-1986
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Mid-Valley Constructors
Quick facts: The A B Brown plant is on the northern bank of the Ohio River southwest of Evansville. Each unit has a dual-alkali FGD scrubber and both sets were retrofit with SCR, in May 2005 and May 2004, respectively. There are two gas turbines onsite as well. In Nov 2002, Industrial Contractors was selected to implement a controls upgrade for Unit-1 along with GE, Honeywell and Professional Consultants (PCI). The site was originally sized for two additional 500-MW coal-fired units.

Photograph courtesy of Industrial Contractors Inc
Posted 31 Aug 2011

Bailly 7&8
Location: IN
Operator: Northern Indiana Public Service Co
Configuration: 1 X 194 MW, 1 X 422 MW
Operation: 1962-1968
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Both units have cyclone boilers burning a mix of Illinois basis and PRB coal. Unit-8 is supercritical and both units were retrofit with Mitsubishi limestone scrubbers. Biomass and pet coke have been fired in various combinations on a test basis at Unit-7. In Aug 1970, NIPSCO filed an application with the AEC for a permit to construct a 685-MW nuclear unit at the Bailly site. The construction permit was approved in Apr 1974 over the objections of numerous intervenors and construction started in late 1976. In Aug 1981, however, Nipsco announced cancellation of the NPP in the face of rising costs and continuing local objections.

Photograph courtesy of Northern Indiana Public Service
Posted 16 May 2007

Breed
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana Michigan Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 496 MW
Operation: 1960 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: American Electric Power Co
Quick facts: At completion, Breed was the world's largest supercritical coal-fired generating unit with double reheat. The plant was closed in 1994 and demolished by Brandenburg Industrial Service Co in 2007. The stack was 550ft high. Richard Breed, an Indiana native, was a founder and early president (1910-23) and later chairman (1923-26) of American Electric Power Co. The site is on the Wabash River in Fairbanks Twp.

Photograph courtesy of American Electric Power Co
Posted 25 Feb 2012

Cayuga
Location: IN
Operator: Duke Energy Indiana
Configuration: 2 X 531 MW
Operation: 1971-1972
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: Westinghouse
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Cayuga was built by Public Service Indiana, later PSI Energy and then part of Cinergy Corp. Cinergy was acquired by Duke Energy. In the winter, the warmed cooling water discharge from Cayuga makes the nearby stretch of the Wabash River a major destination for mid-winter migratory bald eagles.

Photograph courtesy of PSI Energy
Posted 31 Mar 2001

Clifty Creek
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp
Configuration: 6 X 217 MW
Operation: 1955-1956
Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sverdrup & Parcel, J A Jones
Quick facts: In Oct 1952, Ohio Valley Electric Corp and and its wholly-owned subsidiary Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp were formed by a group of investor-owned utilities in the Ohio Valley to build two coal-fired plants to furnish electricity for the uranium enrichment plant at Portsmouth, OH. From the time of plant operation until 30 Apr 2000, when the enrichment plant sales contract was terminated, these power stations operated at extraordinarily high load factors and for many years were among the most efficient and cost-effective power plants in the USA. Clifty Creek has an 800ac site on the Ohipo River in Jefferson Co. Current plant ownership rests with 12 utilities, several of which are operating companies of large holding companies. The stacks are 982ft tall. Two were put out of service in 2008 following completion of FGD systems at Clifty Creek.

Photograph by William McLaughlin (Flickr)
Re-posted 6 Feb 2016

Culley 2&3
Location: IN
Operator: Vectren Energy Delivery
Configuration: 1 X 104 MW, 1 X 265 MW
Operation: 1966-1973-1986
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Comonwealth Associates, Mid-Valley Constructors
Quick facts: The F B Culley power station is in Anderson Township, on the north bank of the Ohio River adjaceent to the Warrick PS. A Riley wet limestone FGD system serves Units 2&3 and went online in Sep 1994. The tall stack is 499ft high.

Photograph by Peter Burzynski (wikipedia)
Posted 28 May 2012

Eagle Valley
Location: IN
Operator: Indianapolis Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 43 MW, 1 X 50 MW, 2 X 69 MW, 1 X 114 MW
Operation: 1949-1956 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal, LFO
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Gibbs & Hill
Quick facts: This plant is near Martinsville, 25mi southwest of Indianapolis. It was previously named H T Pritchard after a former IPL CEO. The remaing units are scheduled to close in Apr 2016.

Photograph courtesy of carlgibbs3.wordpress.com
Posted 15 Feb 2015

East 15th Street
Location: IN
Operator: Jasper Municipal Electric Utility
Configuration: 1 X 14.5 MW
Operation: 1968 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Union
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Jasper Municipal Electric Utility was formed in 1904. This small coal-fired plant was used sparingly for years and put in reserve around 2008 when the city upped its purchases from IMPA. A 2011 proposal to repower and expand the unit for combined-cycle operation with supplemental biomass combustion did not advance. In Jan 2015, the service board voted to issue an RFP for scrapping the unit.

Photograph courtesy of www.duboiscountyfreepress.com
Posted 26 Dec 2015

Edwardsport IGCC
Location: IN
Operator: Duke Energy
Configuration: 784-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with 7001FBJ gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: syngas from gasifiied bituminous coal
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel, F A Wilhelm Construction
Quick facts: In Jun 2004, Duke Energy initiated project development for this IGCC plant in Knox County. The FEED study began in Feb 2006, was submitted to the Indiana PUC in Apr 2007, and was approved in Nov 2007 with a 47mos construction schedule and an estimated cost of $1.985bn. Construction began on 11 Mar 2008. The project ended up costing about $3.5bn and received more than $460mn in federal, state, and local tax and financial incentives. About $2.6nm will be rate-based. Fuel burn is expected to be 1.7-1.9mn tpy of local and midwestern coal. GE supplied two trains of radiant quench, gasification equipment, each with 1,800cf entrained flow gasifiers, syngas coolers, and gas clean-up equipment. The scheme also includes a 345kV switchyard. Start-up testing began in Oct 2012 and the plant went commercial on 10 Jun 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Duke Energy
Re-posted 6 Mar 2013

Gallagher
Location: IN
Operator: Duke Energy Indiana
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW
Operation: 1959-1961
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: RS
T/G supplier: AC
EPC: S&L, Public Service Indiana
Quick facts: Gallagher PS is in Floyd Co. The plant is named for R A Gallagher who from 1937 to 1941 consolidated five local power companies in Public Service Co of Indiana and later served as President of the company. Units 1&3 were retired in early 2012. Units 2&4 were retrofit with baghouses and dry sorbent systems in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of PSI Energy
Posted 22 Nov 2009

Gibson
Location: IN
Operator: Duke Energy Indiana
Configuration: 5 X 668 MW
Operation: 1976-1982
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&L
Quick facts: Gibson is Duke Energy's largest power plant and the 3rd largest straight coal-fired plant in the USA. Unit-5 is co-owned by Wabash Valley Power Association and Indiana Municipal Power Agency. All five supercritical units have wet limestone FGD and SCR. The plant site features a 160ac natural wetland wildlife habitat and recreation area. A Power Plant Trading Card was made for this plant.

Photograph courtesy of Duke Energy
Posted 23 Jan 2011

Harding Street
Location: IN
Operator: Indianapolis Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW, 2 X 37.5 MW, 2 X 114 MW, 1 X 471 MW
Operation: 1931-1971
Fuel: bituminous coal, LFO, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Springfield, CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Gibbs & Hill, Stone & Webster
Quick facts: This plant was formerly named Elmer W Stout and is located 6mi southwest of downtown Indianapolis. The first two sets retired in 1986 and Units 3&4 retried in 2016, after being shutdown for years. Unit-7 went commercial in Jul 1973 burning Illinois basin coal. The 565ft stack on the photo right was added to support a $200mn FGD scrubber retrofit at Unit-7 in Sep 2007. An SCR system was added in Jun 2005. Harding PS burned its last coal at the end of Feb 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Indianaopolis Power & Light
Posted 4 Jul 2012

Logansport 4&5
Location: IN
Operator: Logansport Municipal Utility
Configuration: 1 X 18 MW, 1 X 25 MW
Operation: 1958-1964 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: CDG
Quick facts: This small PS in Cass Co supplied about a third of Longansport electricity requirement. After failing to secure a partner for a proposed repowering job, the city announced in Dec 2015 that the plant would close in Jan 2016.

Photograph courtesy of www.pharostribune.com
Posted 6 Jul 2016

Merom
Location: IN
Operator: Hoosier Energy REC
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1982-1983
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Riley
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: UE&C
Quick facts: Merom cost $850mn to build of which about $250mn was spent on pollution control equipment. In 2003, a further $73mn was spent to install SCR systems. At full load, the plant burns over 10,000 tpd of coal from southwestern Indiana mines delivered by truck and rail. The adjacent 1,550ac Turtle Creek Reservoir was built for cooling water supply and is a popular destination for fishing and waterfowl hunting. An education center was also built.

Photograph courtesy of Hoosier Energy REC
Posted 10 Sep 2003

Michigan City
Location: IN
Operator: Northern Indiana Public Service Co
Configuration: 2 X 70 MW, 1 X 540 MW
Operation: 1950-1974
Fuel: bituminous coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Unit-12 is supercritical.

Photograph by UnagiUnagi (Panoramio)
Re-posted 23 Oct 2014

Peru
Location: IN
Operator: Peru Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 5 MW, 1 X 12.5 MW, 1 X 22 MW
Operation: 1933-1959 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W, Springfield
T/G supplier: AC
Quick facts: The first generating units at this site went into operation in 1911 when two 350kW Corlisss engines went online. The modern steam sets went into service beginning in 1933. Peru Utilities was interconnected with PSI in 1968 and, in 1983, the municipal utility became a full-requirements purchaser of electricity from Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The Peru PS went to standby status in 2006 and three years later, was only generating a few days a year. The plant was laid-up in 2013 and the utility board voted to pemanently retire the plant in 2015. The PS was released for demolition in Nov 2016.

Photograph by Kelly Lafferty Gerber, Kokomo Tribune
Posted 19 Nov 2016

Petersburg
Location: IN
Operator: Indianapolis Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 253 MW, 1 X 471 MW, 2 X 574 MW
Operation: 1967-1986
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Stone & Webster, Gibbs & Hill, Cherne Contracting
Quick facts: The Petersburg plant is on the White River in Pike County. The plant supplied about 70% of IPL's production.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Re-posted 6 Mar 2013

Ratts
Location: IN
Operator: Hoosier Energy REC
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW
Operation: 1970 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Riley
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: Laramore Douglas & Popham
Quick facts: This plant was built only after an epic 12yr bureaucratic struggle. In Aug 1959, Hoosier Cooperative Energy applied for a $54mn loan to build Ratts, the largest-ever REA loan request, but the request was never acted on. After President Kennedy's inauguration, the loan was finally approved but it took two more years to start construction and then six more years of litigation and legal wrangling with the state investor-owned utilities before a 1970 Supreme Court decision finally allowed operation to begin. The plant was closed in Mar 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Hoosier Energy REC
Posted 10 Sep 2003

RM Schahfer
Location: IN
Operator: Northern Indiana Public Service Co
Configuration: 1 X 540 MW, 1 X 556 MW, 2 X 424 MW
Operation: 1976-1986
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, pet coke, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W, FW, CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy, Townsend & Bottum
Quick facts: Schahfer is 2mi south of the Kankakee River in Jasper Co. Unit-14 is a supercritical cyclone unit. In Feb 2009, the station attained a significant safety milestone, reaching 1mn manhours without a lost-time accident. Peregrine falcons have nested high on the Unit-14 stack at since 1998.

Photograph courtesy of Northern Indiana Public Service
Posted 23 Jan 2011

Rockport
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana Michigan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,310 MW
Operation: 1984-1989
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: American Electric Power Co
Quick facts: These are the last greenfield 1,300-MW coal-fired units built in the USA. One more similarly-sized boiler was built for the Zimmer nuclear plant conversion near Cincinnati. The Rockport stack is 1,038ft high.

Photograph courtesy of American Electric Power Co
Posted 19 Sep 2005

State Line 3&4
Location: IN
Operator: Dominion Resources
Configuration: 1 X 225 MW, 1 X 339 MW
Operation: 1955-1962 (ret)
Fuel: subbituminous coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE, Westinghouse
Quick facts: State Line is in Hammond, just across the Indiana border from Illinois on Lake Michigan and adjacent to Calumet Park. The plant was built on the order of Samuel Insill, head of the holding company that controlled Commonwealth Edison at the time. At 208 MW, State Line-1 was the largest generating unit in the world when it went commercial in Jul 1929. It was retired in 1977. Units 3&4 were sold by Commonwealth Edison to Mirant Corp in 1997 and sold again to Dominion Resources in Jun 2002. State Line was the biggest taxpayer in Hammond(ca $4.5mn/yr) and had about 100 employees.The plant was closed fo good in Mar 2012 and sold to BTU Solutions for further disposal work. The plant's original main building and main gate entrance have many notable Art Deco architectural details. In Aug 2013, Sam Townline Development Inc bought the western half of the 77ac power plant site, including the first building.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources
Re-posted 28 Mar 2012

Tanners Creek
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana Michigan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 153 MW, 1 X 215 MW, 1 X 580 MW
Operation: 1951-1964 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: American Electric Power Co
Quick facts: All units have cross-compound steam turbines, Unit-4 is supercritical. The plant was closed at the end of May 2015.

Photograph courtesy of American Electric Power Co
Posted 25 Sep 2005

Twin Branch
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana Michigan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW, 1 X 76 MW, 1 X 85 MW, 1 X 153 MW
Operation: 1925-1949 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: In 1923, American Gas & Electric Co started construction on three large power stations, Twin Branch, Philo in Ohio, and Stanton in Pennsylvania. Twin Branch was the site of the first very high pressure (2,300 psi) natrual circulation unit (Unit-3 in 1941) and the first use of highest-pressure, highest-temperature combination, 2,000 psi and 1,050° F primary and 1,000° reheat (Unit-5 in 1949). Unit-5 was sold and relocated to Brooksville, FL, for the Central Power & Lime captive power plant. It was restarted in 1988, extensively tested on biomass fuels, and is now retired.

Photograph courtesy of American Electric Power Co
Posted 30 Dec 2016

Warrick
Location: IN
Operator: Alcoa Power Generating Inc
Configuration: 3 X 144 MW CHP, 1 X 323 MW
Operation: 1960-1970
Fuel: bituminous coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Unit-4 is owned 50:50 with Vectren Corp. Most plant output is used for Alcoa's Warrick Operations, an integrated smelting and fabricating facility that produces aluminum sheet and other flat-rolled products. In Jul 2005, Alcoa said it would invest $440mn at Warrick to install FGD scrubbers on all units, complete boiler modifications to provide greater fuel flexibility, and install improved coal handling facilities.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 4 Oct 2006

 
Wabash River
Location: IN
Operator: Duke Energy Indiana
Configuration: 2 X 113 MW, 2 X 125 MW, 1 X 87 MW, 1 X 296-MW (all conv units retired), 1+1 CCGT
Operation: 1953-1995
Fuel: bituminous coal, coal syngas
Boiler supplier: FW, CE, RS, CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Wabash River was built by Public Service Indiana, ultimately acquired by Duke Energy. In the foreground is the Wabash River IGCC project, the first full-size commercial gasification CCGT built in the USA. The plant started full operations in Nov 1995 and includes a GE 7001FA gas turbine firing syngas and installed with a Foster Wheeler HRSG to repower Wabash River Unit-1. It remains one of only a handful of operating IGCC plants in the world. Destec Energy, the gasifier system supplier, and Cinergy Corp received the 1996 Powerplant Award from Power magazine for the project, and Sargent & Lundy, engineer for the CCGT, won the American Consulting Engineers Council's 1996 Engineering Excellence Award as well. Illinois Basin bituminous coal and petroleum coke are used in the Global Energy two-stage, pressurized, oxygen-blown, entrained-flow gasification system. The project cost $438mn. In Dec 2006, Duke agreed to sell the IGCC block to Wabash Valley Power Association. Unit-6, the last conventional coal-fired block was closed in Apr 2016.

Photograph courtesy of US Department of Energy
Posted 23 Nov 2009

Whitewater Valley
Location: IN
Operator: Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Configuration: 1 X 37.5 MW, 1 X 65 MW
Operation: 1955-1973
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: RS, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: In 1952, the Richmond Town Council approved the purchase of land for a new power plant for Richmond Power & Light and Unit-1 was completed three years later at a cost of $6.5mn. Between Sep 1992 and Jun 1994, Unit-2 was the site of a DOE-sponsored evaluation of LIFAC sorbent injection technology and also has a rotating opposed fired air system (ROFA) from Mobotec. In 2005, the unit was used to test the efficacy of the MinPlus sorbent injection process for mercury reduction. IMPA took over operations in mid-2014.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 26 Jul 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 30-Dec-2016

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