R.D. Green Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Big Rivers Electric Corporation near Robards, Kentucky. Pictured below are both Green Station and Big Rivers's Robert Reid Power Plant.
To comply with the EPA Transport Rule, Big Rivers had been planning to install scrubbers for sulfur dioxide at its D.B Wilson plant in Centertown, at a cost of about $139 million, and a selective catalytic reduction to curb nitrogen oxides at its Robert D. Green plant in Robards, at a cost of about $81 million. One day after a federal appeals court struck down the rule in August 2012, Big Rivers said it was scrapping the pollution control plans to save its customers about $225 million.
- Owner: Big Rivers Electric Corporation
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 528 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 264 MW (1979), 264 MW (1981)
- Location: 9000 Hwy. 2096, Robards, KY 42452
- GPS Coordinates: 37.645833, -87.503056
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 3,923,035 tons
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- Coal River Mountain Watch
- Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
- Kentucky Environmental Foundation
- Kentucky Riverkeeper
- New Power
- Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Berea, KY, phone: (859) 986-7565
- Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter
Articles and Resources
- James Bruggers, "Western Kentucky utility withdraws pollution-control plan after appeals court strikes down EPA limits," The Courier-Journal, August 22, 2012.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.