Coal-Fired Plants in West Virginia

Albright
Location: WV
Operator: Monongahela Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 69 MW, 1 X 140 MW
Operation: 1952-1954 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: RS, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sanderson & Porter
Quick facts: Albright PS is n the Cheat River and a longtime landmark for the Alleghenty Trail and for river rafters. The plant was closed in Sep 2012.

Photograph courtesy of FirstEnergy Corp
Posted 7 Sep 2013

American Bituminous
Location: WV
Operator: Edison Mission O&M
Configuration: 1 X 95 MW
Operation: 1993
Fuel: bituminous coal waste
Boiler supplier: Pyropower
T/G supplier: GEC-Alstom
EPC: Bibb, Frucon
Quick facts: The ABP plant near Grant Town is owned by Edison Mission Energy (50%), Perennial Power (40%), American Power Investors (9.5%), and American Hydro Power Co (0.5%). The facility has a 42yr PPA with Allegheny Power Systems. The two CFB boilers use waste coal and pond fines from former mine operations (gob) and over its first 15yrs of operation, ABP reclaimed about 100ac of abandoned minelands. The facility is connected to the Rivesville-Fairview 138 kV transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of Perennial Power Holdings Inc
Posted 2 Dec 2009

Amos
Location: WV
Operator: Ohio Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 800 MW, 1 X 1,300 MW
Operation: 1971-1973
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W
T/G supplier: GE, BBC
EPC: AEP
Quick facts: Amos Unit-3 is one of the first three 1,300-MW coal-fired units built in the world and completed AEP's largest power station. In Jun 2005, the company said it would add FGD and SCR systems at Amos and completion of the $2bn project was announced in Feb 2011. B&W built the wet limestone FGDs and Babcock Power supplied the SCR systems.

Photograph by Tim Smith and courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Posted 21 Aug 2005

Fort Martin
Location: WV
Operator: Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC
Configuration: 2 X 576 MW
Operation: 1967-1968
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, Sanderson & Porter
Quick facts: Fort Martin is on a 700ac site on the west bank of the Monongahela River. The plant cost $226.3mn and was built for a consortium of Monongahela Power (22.5%), Potomac Edison (27.5%), West Penn Power (25%), and AYP Energy (25%). Supercritical boilers. The stacks are 550ft tall and the cooling towers are 370ft tall. PRB coal burn at Ft Martin began in Aug 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Allegheny Energy
Posted 3 Jun 2006

Harrison
Location: WV
Operator: Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC
Configuration: 3 X 684 MW
Operation: 1972-1974
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Gibbs & Hill
Quick facts: Supercritical boilers. A new 1,000ft chimney was built by Pullman Power after GE Environmental Services FGD scrubbers were retrofit to the plant in 1995. In an unusual arrangement required by the site lay-out, the Unit-2 scrubber is housed in the base of the new stack. Washington Group was the EPC contractor for the FGD project.

Photograph courtesy of Allegheny Energy
Posted 1 Jun 2006

Kammer
Location: WV
Operator: Ohio Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 238 MW
Operation: 1958-1959
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: AEP
Quick facts: Cross-compound steam turbines. In the mid-1970s, AEP replaced two 600ft stacks at Kammer with a single 900ft stack.

Photograph courtesy of AEP
Posted 21 Sep 2005

Longview
Location: WV
Operator: Longview Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 739 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Aker
Quick facts: Longview Power is a minemouth, supercritical generating unit in Maidsville. The $2bn investment is the largest privately-funded project in state history. The unit has baghouses, a 98% efficient wet FGD, overfire air, low-Nox burners, and SCR. Groundbreaking was in May 2007. The plant’s 500kV tie-line to the Allegheny Energy grid was energized in Mar 2010 and the unit achieved substantial completion at the end of Dec 2011. It was turned over on 3 Jan 2012. Longview Power is majority-owned by GenPower Holdings LP, which is backed by private equity firm First Reserve Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Re-posted 4 Jan 2012

Mitchell
Location: WV
Operator: Ohio Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 816 MW
Operation: 1971
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: AEP
Quick facts: These are both supercritical units. The original 1,206ft stack (now out of service following FGD retrofit) was the first stack of its height ever built for a power plant. In 2005, B&W received a $120mn contract to retrofit the Mitchell plant with wet limestone FGD scrubbers. M J Electric LLC was the lead electrical contractor for the FGD project, which completed in 2007.

Photograph courtesy of AEP
Posted 21 Sep 2004

Mountaineer
Location: WV
Operator: Ohio Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 1,300 MW
Operation: 1980
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: AEP
Quick facts: This unit's original stack was 1,103ft tall. It is now out of servie having been replaced with a 975ft stack after an FGD retrofit. In Sep 2009, a pilot CCS project was commissioned at Mountaineer using Alstom's chilled ammonia carbon-capture process. The 20-MW installation is designed to remove 90% of CO2 from the flue gas stream it processes. The CO2 will be compressed and injected into two saline reservoirs at about 8,000ft depth. This is a scale-up of a 1.7-MW installation at WE Energies' Pleasant Prairie power plant. The Mountaineer project is planned to capture and sequester an estimated 100,000mt of CO2 over a 4-5yr period. Total costs are expected to be over $100mn. On 13 Mar 1987, Mountaineer set a world record for continuous operation of a large generating unit. During this 607-day run, the unit produced 14.7 TWh.

Photograph courtesy of AEP
Posted 21 Sep 2004

Mt Storm
Location: WV
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 2 X 563 MW, 1 X 567 MW
Operation: 1965-1973
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, BBC
EPC: Stone & Webster
Quick facts: Mt Storm in the Allegheny Mountains of northeastern West Virginia is Dominion’s largest coal-fired power plant. A 1,200ac lake was built to serve the station and is also used for public recreation. B&W wet limestone FGD systems were retrofit to Units 1&2 in 2001.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power
Posted 13 Jun 2001

Philip Sporn
Location: WV
Operator: Ohio Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 153 MW, 1 X 496 MW (ret)
Operation: 1950-1960
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: AEP
Quick facts: The plant is named after Philip Sporn, who joined American Gas & Electric Co in 1920 and served as President of AEP from 1947 to 1961. He pioneered the deployment of large central stations tied together by high-voltage transmission lines and the steady increase in thermal plant efficiency exemplified by the Sporn plant, which has all cross-compound steam turbines and one of the largest supercritical units built to that date in Unit-5. Units 1&2 were the first units in the world to attain heat rates under 10,000 btu/kWh. Unit-5 was closed in Feb 2012.

Photograph courtesy of AEP
Posted 25 Sep 2005

Pleasants
Location: WV
Operator: Reliant Energy Supply Co LLC
Configuration: 2 X 684 MW
Operation: 1979-1980
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: ACPS
EPC: UE&C
Quick facts: The Pleasants power station on the Ohio River cost $777.1mn and its two supercritical units were among the last built in the USA during the 1970s construction cycle. The 1,251ac site includes the McElroy impoundment. Each stack is 1,000ft tall and the cooling towers top out at 428ft. For some years, this was the only plant in West Virginia with an FGD scrubber. A new gypsum wallboard plant was completed nearby in 2000 to recycle byproducts from the B&W FGD system.

Photograph courtesy of Allegheny Energy
Re-posted 8 Mar 2009

Rivesville
Location: WV
Operator: Monongahela Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 11 MW, 1 X 13 MW, 1 X 22 MW, 1 X 27 MW, 1 X 35 MW, 1 X 75 MW
Operation: 1919-1951 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Sanderson & Porter
Quick facts: The fisrt unit at Rivesville was built by Monongahela Power and Railway Co. The site is on the Monongahela River in Marion Co in the heart of Farimont coal fields. Rivesville was the site of one of the first large-scale CFB boiler demonstration projects, a 30-MW equivalent unit built in 1977. The last two working units closed in Sep 2012.

Photograph courtesy of FirstEnergy Corp
Posted 7 Sep 2013

Willow Island
Location: WV
Operator: Monongahela Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 163 MW
Operation: 1949-1960 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BW
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Pleasants PS wsa built immediately adjacent to Willo Island PS. The pleasant coal pile is to the righ in the photo.

Photograph courtesy of FirstEnergy Corp
Posted 7 Sep 2013

Abbreviations

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

Updated 19-Oct-2013

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