John E. Amos Coal Power Plant

John E. Amos Coal Power Plant is a three-unit coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP). With a nameplate rating of 2,933 MW, it is the largest utility in the AEP system. John E. Amos Coal Power Plant was named after a Democratic National Committeeman from West Virginia. The plant is located between the US Route 35 (Winfield Road) and the Kanawha River, on its riverfront.

Units 1 and 2 are of 816.3 MW nameplate capacity each, and were started up in September 1971, and June, 1972 respectively. Unit 3, rated at 1,300 MW, was started up in October, 1973. All units are super-critical, dry-bottom boilers powered by a blend of low-sulfur coal and Northern Appalachian Basin high-sulfur coal. The Babcock and Wilcox Company (B&W) has been awarded a contract valued well in excess of $100 million to supply and construct wet flue gas desulfurization on all three units. Unit 3 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007, and Units 1 and 2 are scheduled to go online by the end of 2008.

John E. Amos Power Plant
Country United States
Locale Winfield Rd., Winfield, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°28′29″N 81°49′16″W / 38.47472°N 81.82111°W / 38.47472; -81.82111Coordinates / 38.47472; -81.82111
Status Active
Commission date September 1971
Owner(s) American Electric Power

Power station information
Primary fuel Coal

Power generation information
Maximum capacity 2,933 megawatts

Kriel Coal Power Station

Kriel Coal Power Station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom. It is located about 4km from Matla Power Station just outside the town of Kriel.

In contrast with most other Eskom power station, the turbine generators at Kriel is each housed in a separate building rather than the more common single turbine hall.

When Kriel was completed in 1979 it was the largest coal-fired power station in the Southern Hemisphere. It was also one of the first stations to be supplied with coal from a fully mechanised coal mine.

The Kriel Coal Power Station has six 500MW units for a total installed capacity of 3,000MW with turbine Maximum Continuous Rating at 36.90%.

Kriel Power Station
Country South Africa
Locale Mpumalanga
Coordinates 26°15′15″S 29°10′46″E / 26.25417°S 29.17944°E / -26.25417; 29.17944 / -26.25417; 29.17944
Owner(s) Eskom

Power station information
Primary fuel Coal
Generation units 6

Power generation information
Installed capacity 3,000 Megawatt

Jänschwalde Coal Power Station

Jänschwalde Coal Power Station is located near the village of Jänschwalde in Brandenburg on the German-Polish border. The lignite-fired power station has an installed capacity of 3,000 megawatts and consists of six 500 MW units. Jänschwalde Coal Power Station is the second-largest brown coal power plant in operation in Germany and is owned by Swedish state-owned Vattenfall.

The Jänschwalde Coal Power Station was built between 1976 and 1989. Between the German reunification and the mid-1990s, modern environmental technology was adopted, making higher efficiency possible. Despite this, the power station has the fifth-lowest ratio of energy efficiency to CO2 emission in Europe, according to a study by the WWF.

Jänschwalde Coal Power Station predominantly fires raw brown coal from nearby open-pit mining in Jänschwalde and Cottbus to the north. At full load the power station burns approximately 80,000 tons of brown coal a day. From one kilogram of brown coal about one kilowatt-hour of electrical energy is produced.

The annual power output lies around 22 billion kWh, 22 TWh.

The site formerly featured three obsolete 300 meters (984 ft) chimneys. These were gradually dismantled in a complex process between 2002 and 2007, as conventional demolition was not possible on the site for space reasons. A unique procedure was introduced for this task: the chimneys were broken down from the top to a height of 50 meters (164 ft) by a special mechanism equipped with excavators which works round the edges of the chimneys, after which the remaining stacks are being demolished by conventional means.

Loy Yang Coal Power Station

Loy Yang Coal Power Station is a brown coal fired power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south eastern Victoria, Australia. Loy Yang is a base load supply station, and produces about one third of Victoria's electricity requirements. Loy Yang A has four generating units with a combined capacity of 2200 megawatts and is owned by GEAC, a consortium made up of AGL Limited, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Transfield Services and three superannuation funds. Loy Yang B has two units with a capacity of 1050 megawatts is Victoria's newest and most efficient power station generating around 17% of Victoria's energy needs. It is owned by UK group International Power.

Loy Yang B employs up to 152 full time staff and another 40 contractors.

Loy Yang Coal Power Station was originally constructed through the 1980s by International Combustion Australia Ltd, who was contracted by the government owned State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV). It consists of two separate units, Loy Yang A and Loy Yang B. Constructed in stages, it was originally planned that the Loy Yang complex would consist of eight generating units, of 525 Megawatts each upon completion. The privatisation of the SECV resulted in only six generating units being completed, four in Loy Yang A and two in Loy Yang B. The Loy Yang complex was privatised in 1995, as were most of the assets of the SECV. Prior to the Victorian State Government's privatisations from the mid-1990s, a 49% stake was sold to Mission Energy. Later Edison Mission bought the complete plant, and later again sold it to the joint venture International Power Mitsui.

In 1995, Loy Yang B was the world's first coal-fired power station to gain quality accreditation to ISO 9001 and the first Australian power station to gain environmental accreditation to ISO 14001.

Four giant bucket-wheel excavators, called dredgers, operate 24 hours a day in the Loy Yang open cut mine, mostly feeding coal directly to the boilers via conveyor belt, 18 hours of reserve supply is held in a 70,000 tonne coal bunker. Each year approximately 30 million tonnes of coal are extracted from the open pit. The open cut coal mine pit is about 200 m (660 ft) deep, 3 km (1.9 mi) and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide at its widest. It is estimated that at current rates of extraction there are sufficient deposits of coal in the entire Latrobe Valley region to last 1300 years.

Carbon Monitoring for Action estimates this coal power station emits 14.40 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year as a result of burning coal. On September 3rd 2007 the Loy Yang complex was the target of climate change activists. The activists locked themselves to conveyor belts and reduced power production for several hours before being cut free. Four people were arrested.

In March 2010 it was announced that the operators of Loy Yang A (Loy Yang Power) signed a contract with Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals Australia for the supply of electricity to power aluminium smelters at Portland and Point Henry until 2036.

Loy Yang Power Station
Country Australia
Locale Victoria
Coordinates 38°15′16″S 146°34′37″E / 38.25444°S 146.57694°E / -38.25444; 146.57694Coordinates: 38°15′16″S 146°34′37″E / 38.25444°S 146.57694°E / -38.25444; 146.57694
Status Operational
Commission date 1980s

Power station information
Primary fuel Coal

Power generation information
Installed capacity 4 × 525MW (Loy Yang A)
2 × 525MW (Loy Yang B)

Samcheonpo Power Station

Samcheonpo Power Station is the largest coal power plant in South Korea. The Samcheonpo Coal Power Plant generator capacity is 3.240 MW.

  • Location: Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Operator: Korean Southeast Power Co
  • Configuration: 4 X 560 MW, 2 X 500 MW
  • Fuel: bituminous coal, subituminous coal
  • Operation: 1983-1998
  • Boiler supplier: CE, KHIC
  • T/G supplier: GE, KHIC
  • EPC: Ebasco, Hyundai, KOPEC, KHIC
  • Quick facts: Units 5&6 are supercritical

Monroe Coal Power Plant

The Monroe Coal Power Plant is a coal-fired power plant located / 41.88917; -83.34556 in Monroe, Michigan on the western shore of Lake Erie. Monroe Coal Power Plant is owned by the Detroit Edison Company, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. The plant was constructed in the early 1970s and was completed in 1974. The plant has 4 generating units, each with an output of 850 megawatts. With all four generating units operating, the plants total output is 3,300 megawatts, the eleventh largest electric plant in the United States. It is the second largest coal fired plant in the United States after Georgia Power's Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia.

The Monroe Coal Power Plant did significant upgrades and maintenance at the facility in late 2007 and 2008. FGD's, or Sulfur-oxide "scrubbers", are in the process of being added to all of Monroe's generating units. These devices significantly reduce emitted SO2, and will be eventually installed in more of Detroit Edison's coal plants.

The Monroe Coal Power Plant connects to the power grid by numerous 120,000 and 345,000 volt transmission lines, owned and maintained by International Transmission Company (ITC). Two of the 345kv lines going out of the plant interconnect with First Energy in Ohio (Bayshore-Monroe line and the Majestic-Monroe-Allen Junction Line).

Gibson Generating Station - Coal Power Plant

The Gibson Generating Station is a coal-burning power plant located in Gibson County, Indiana, United States. It is close to the Wabash River, just opposite Mount Carmel, Illinois. With a 2003 aggregate capacity among its five units of 3,145 megawatts, it is the largest power plant run by Duke Energy, the third-largest coal power plant in the world, and the ninth-largest electrical plant in the United States, and with the closure of Nanticoke Generating Station in 2014, will become the largest coal power plant in North America by generated power. Also on the grounds of the facility is a 3,000 acres (12 km2) large man-made lake called Gibson Lake which is used as a cooling pond for the plant. Neighboring the plant is a Duke-owned, publicly-accessible access point to the Wabash River near a small island that acts as a wildlife preserve. This is the nearest boat-ramp to Mount Carmel on the Indiana side of the river. Located immediately south of Gibson Lake, the plant's cooling pond, is the Cane Ridge NWR, the newest unit of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area. Opened in August 2006, this 26-acre (110,000 m2) area serves as a nesting ground for the Least Tern, a rare bird. Cane Ridge NWR is reportedly the easternmost nesting ground for the bird in the U.S. The Gibson Generating Station is connected to the power grid via five 345 KV and one 138 KV transmission lines to 79 Indiana counties including the Indianapolis area. Soon there will be a sixth 345 KV line running from GGS to Evansville, owned by Vectren.

Gibson Generating Station, Owensville, IN
Complex Area: 6.1 sq mi (16 km2)

Unit 1
Fully Owned
Unit 2
Fully Owned
Unit 3
Fully Owned
Unit 4
Fully Owned
Unit 5
2005 Maximum Power Output (MW) 635 630 630 630 620 3,145MW
2009 Output MW






Ongoing Construction and Maintenance in two periods: Fall Outage and Spring Outage. Construction & Maintenance rotates among the five units with short periods as needed.
Ownership Duke Energy 100% Duke Energy 100% Duke Energy 100% Duke Energy 100% Duke Energy 51%
Wabash Vly. P.A. 24.5%
Indiana Mun. P. A. 24.5%
Duke Energy 90.3%
W.V.P.A. 4.87%
I.M.P.A. 4.87%

Gibson Generating Station
Locale Owensville, Indiana
Status Active
Commission date 1971-82 under Public Service Indiana
Decommission date none
Owner(s) Duke Energy Indiana (2006–present)
Public Service Indiana (1971–1995)
Employees 900-1,200 (420 Duke Energy,
480–780 contractors, including security)

Primary fuel Pulverized coal
Technology Steam Turbine
Generation units 5 General Electric 670 MW turbines
Reciprocating engines 5 FW Coal Pulverized-Once Through Supercritical Boilers
Mine type Underground/Undercut
Conveyance Railroad/Coal Truck
Cooling water Gibson Lake

Power generation information
Installed capacity 3340 MWe (nameplate)
Maximum capacity 3157 MWe (winter