Richard H. Gorsuch Generating Station
Richard H. Gorsuch Generating Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by American Municipal Power - Ohio (AMP) near Marietta, Ohio.
On May 18, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced that AMP would be permanently retiring the plant by Dec. 31, 2012, under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act's New Source Review requirements. Interim sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits will be implemented until that date. Also part of the settlement, AMP will spend $15 million on an environmental mitigation project and pay a civil penalty of $850,000.
The plant was retired in December 2010.
- Owner/Parent Company: American Municipal Power - Ohio
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 200 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 50 MW (1988), 50 MW (1988), 50 MW (1988), 50 MW (1988)
- Location: State Rte. 7 South, Marietta, OH 45750
- GPS Coordinates: 39.3672, -81.5208
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,626,847 tons
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Articles and Resources
- "Ohio Utility to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Emissions to be cut by more than 34,000 tons annually" EPA Website, May 18, 2010.
- Form EIA-860 Data - Schedule 3, Generator Data, US EIA, 2014
- 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.
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