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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.

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Pollution controls

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.[1]

Plant Data

  • 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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Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 3,923,035 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
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  • 2005 Mercury Emissions:

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Articles and Resources

References

  1. James Bruggers, "Western Kentucky utility withdraws pollution-control plan after appeals court strikes down EPA limits," The Courier-Journal, August 22, 2012.

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