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Rivesville Power Station is a power station owned and operated by the investor-owned electricity utility Monongahela Power Company. It is located in Rivesville, West Virginia.

The coal-fired boilers have an installed capacity of 110 megawatts.[1]

On February 8, 2012, FirstEnergy announced that its Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power) subsidiary would be retiring the plant by September 1, 2012. (More at Proposed coal unit closures below.)[2]

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Plant Data

  • Owner: Monongahela Power Company
  • Parent Company: Allegheny Energy
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 110 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 35 MW (1943), 75 MW (1951)
  • Location: 12 Jackson St., Rivesville, WV 26588
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.530611, -80.116694
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Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 349,501 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
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Proposed coal unit closures

On February 8, 2012, FirstEnergy announced that its Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power) subsidiary would be retiring three older coal-fired power plants located in West Virginia by September 1, 2012: Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and Rivesville Power Station. The total capacity of the regulated plants is 660 megawatts (MW), about 3 percent of FirstEnergy’s total regulated and competitive generation portfolio. Recently, the plants had served mostly as peaking facilities, generating around less than 1 percent of the electricity produced by FirstEnergy over the past three years. The company said the decision to close the plants was based on the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) that were recently finalized, and other environmental regulations.[3]

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References

  1. Allegheny Energy, "Generating Facilities", Allegheny Energy website, accessed June 2008.
  2. "FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in West Virginia" FirstEnergy, Feb. 8, 2012.
  3. "FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in West Virginia" FirstEnergy, Feb. 8, 2012.

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