Other Steam-Electric Plants in the USA - Louisiana
A B Paterson 3&4
Location: LA
Operator: Entergy New Orleans
Configuration: 1 X 52 MW, 1 X 81 MW
Operation: 1950-1954
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: As shown in the photograph, the Paterson plant was completely flooded out by Hurricane Katrina at the end of Aug 2006. The first units at what was then-called the Industrial Canal Plant of New Orleans Public Service Co went online in 1947. In 1952, the plant was re-named A B Paterson after a former NOPSI President.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 15 Jun 2006

Michoud
Location: LA
Operator: Entergy New Orleans
Configuration: 1 X 115 MW, 1 X 262 MW, 1 X 582 MW
Operation: 1957-1967(ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Riley, Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco, United Engineers & Constructors
Quick facts: Michoud is located on the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. The plant suffered wind damage and flooding damage from Hurricane Katrina and was not restarted until April 2006 after $17mn of repairs. Unit-3 was supercritical and retired on 1 Jun 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Re-posted 17 Sep 2009

D G Hunter
Location: LA
Operator: Alexandria Utility Dept
Configuration: 2 X 17.5 MW (ret), 1 X 55 MW, 1 X 85 MW
Operation: 1957-1974
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: D G Hunter is near the O K Allen Bridge over the Red River in Alexandria. The two oldest units were retired in 2005 and the remaing sets are rarely used.

Photograph courtesy of www.thetowntalk.com
Posted 10 Aug 2013

Little Gypsy
Location: LA
Operator: Entergy Louisiana
Configuration: 1 X 248 MW, 1 X 421 MW, 1 X 582 MW
Operation: 1961-1969
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Riley, Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Littly Gypsy is in on the Mississippi in Montz, St Johns Parish, adjacent to the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Unit-1 was said to be the world's first fully-automated generating uit when it started-up in 1960. Unit-3 is supercritical.

Photograph courtesy of Energy
Posted 1 Aug 2014

Ninemile Point
Location: LA
Operator: Entergy Louisiana
Configuration: 1 X 69 MW, 1 X 113 MW (ret), 1 X 170 MW, 2 X 895 MW
Operation: 1951-1973
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, Riley, Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: This PS is in Westwego and supports electricity delivery to the downstream of Gypsy area of the Amite South region oin southeast Louisiana. Units 1&2 are closed. Units 4&5 are supercritical and among the largest such units ever built in the USA.

Photograph courtesy of Energy
Re-posted 1 Aug 2014

R S Nelson Cogen
Location: LA
Operator: Nelson Industrial Steam Co (NISCO)
Configuration: 2 X 101 MW
Operation: 1992
Fuel: petroleum coke
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: AC
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: At start-up, these were the world's largest pet coke burning CFB units. They were used to repower two steam T/G sets originally commissioned in 1959 at the Gulf States Utilities Nelson power station. NISCO was formed in 1988 as a partnership between Citgo, Conoco, Vista Chemical (now CONDEA Vista), and Gulf States Utilities (now Entergy). All generation is sold into the Entergy grid and Entergy is also the plant operator. An 18,000ft steam line was built to Vista Chamical in order to qualify the facility as a cogenerator under the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA).

Photograph courtesy of Foster Wheeler
Posted 27 Nov 2005

   
  Sterlington 1-5
Location: LA
Operator: Entergy Louisiana
Configuration: 2 X 12.5 MW, 2 X 30 MW, 1 X 44 MW
Operation: 1925-1943 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, Riley
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Development of this PS on the Ouachita River in northern Louisiana began in the early 1920s. A full workers community was built to support construction and operation of the project. When Unit-4 completed in 1929, this was said to be the largest thermal power station south of St Louis. Units 1&2 were closed in 1966, Units 3&4 in 1972, and Unit-5 in 1985. Sterlington Unit-6 went online in 1958 (228 MW) and remains operational along with a CCGT plant built in the early 1970s.

Photograph courtesy of Energy
Posted 25 Oct 2015

 

Abbreviations

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

Updated 21-May-2016

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