NRG Dover Energy Center

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NRG Dover Energy Center is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by NRG Energy in Dover, Delaware. NRG Energy Center Dover is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Thermal LLC, an NRG Energy, Inc. company.[1]

The NRG Energy Center Dover LLC, Delaware, is an 18 megawatt (MW) coal-fired cogeneration facility that provides electricity and both high- and low pressure steam to the adjacent Kraft Foods Company manufacturing facility. In addition, an 88 MW peaking plant was added to this facility in 2001.[2] It generates 16 MW of baseload and 88 MW peaking electrical energy for the East Coast’s Delmarva Peninsula, as well as electricity for the mid-Atlantic region’s PJM market, which feeds Kraft Foods, much of the city of Dover, and the State House.[1]

General Foods constructed the Dover coal-fueled combined heat and power plant in 1984. Kraft Foods later acquired the manufacturing facility and sold the power plant to StatOil in 1996. NRG Thermal purchased it in 2000. In 2001, NRG Thermal LLC added two General Electric LM-6000 natural gas/oil-fueled combustion-turbine electric peaking units to the facility.[3]


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Plant Data

  • Owner: NRG Energy Center Dover LLC
  • Parent Company: NRG Energy
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 18.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 18.0 MW (1985)
  • Location: 1280 West North St., Dover, DE 19904
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.148782, -75.547163
  • Electricity Production: 91,826 MWh (2005)
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source:
  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 9792.9 tons (2002); 5183 tons (2008) [4]
  • CO Emissions: 24.8 tons (2002)
  • NH4 Emissions: <0.001 tons (2002)
  • SO2 Emissions: 1,836 tons(2002)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh: 39.99 lb/MWh
  • NOx Emissions: 492 tons (2002)
  • PM10 Emissions: 111 tons (2002)
  • PM2.5 Emissions: 105 tons (2002)
  • VOC Emissions: 2.09 tons (2002)
  • Mercury Stack Emissions: 8.9 pounds (2002) [5]
Facility ID# Unit Year Op. hrs Months SO2 Tons NOx Rate(lb/mmBtu) NOx Tons CO2 Tons Heat Input(mmBtu)
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 1 2002 8,283 12 - 0.54 483.9 - 1,289,894
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 2 2002 230 12 0.1 0.10 3.4 5,365.4 88,348
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 3 2002 187 12 0.2 0.11 3.2 4,427.5 71,838


Facility ID# Unit Year Op. hrs Months SO2 Tons NOx Rate(lb/mmBtu) NOx Tons CO2 Tons Heat Input(mmBtu)
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 1 2009 7,920 12 - 0.47 306.3 - 1,309,212
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 2 2009 364 12 0.4 0.10 6.7 9,624.3 154,605
NRG Energy Center Dover 10030 3 2009 91 12 0.1 0.10 1.5 2,192.8 35,212

Source: http://camddataandmaps.epa.gov/gdm/index.cfm?fuseaction=emissions.wizard

Constituent 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Hydrochloric Acid (Stack) - lbs 33,000 32,000 100,000 140,000 140,000 - - - - - -
Lead (Stack) - lbs 2.4 2.5 6 2.8 2.5 - - - - - -
Meacury (Stack) - lbs 8.2 8 6.5 8.8 8.9 - - - - - -
Sulfuric Acid (Stack) - lbs 11,000 6,800 9,000 13,000 11,000 - - - - - -

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Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "NRG Energy Center Dover", NRG Energy website, accessed May 2010.
  2. NRG Energy, "NRG THERMAL LLC", NRG Energy website, accessed May 2010.
  3. "NRG Dover Energy Center System Profile", NRG Energy website, accessed May 2010.
  4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "EPA - Clean Air Markets - Data and Maps", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website, accessed May 2010.
  5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "EPA TRI: Chemical Report", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website, accessed May 2010.
  6. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "TRI Explorer: Chemical Report", acessed May 2010.

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