Picway Power Plant
Picway Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by American Electric Power near Lockbourne, Ohio.
- Owner: Columbus Southern Power Company
- Parent Company: American Electric Power
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 106 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 106 MW (1955)
- Location: 9301 U.S. Rte. 23, Lockbourne, OH 43137
- GPS Coordinates: 39.793875, -83.008486
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 501,705 tons
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Coal Waste Site
Proposed coal plant closures
On June 9, 2011, AEP announced that, based on impending EPA regulations as proposed, AEP’s compliance plan would retire nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fueled power generation; upgrade or install new advanced emissions reduction equipment on another 10,100 MW; refuel 1,070 MW of coal generation as 932 MW of natural gas capacity; and build 1,220 MW of natural gas-fueled generation. The cost of AEP’s compliance plan could range from $6 billion to $8 billion in capital investment through the end of the decade.
AEP’s current plan for compliance with the rules as proposed includes permanently retiring the following coal-fueled power plants:
- Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, Va. – 335 MW (retired by Dec. 31, 2014);
- Kammer Plant, Moundsville, W.Va. – 630 MW (retired by Dec. 31, 2014) (pictured above)
- Kanawha River Plant, Glasgow, W.Va. – 400 MW (retired by Dec. 31, 2014);
- Philip Sporn Power Plant, New Haven, W.Va. – 1,050 MW (450 MW expected to retire in 2011, 600 MW retired by Dec. 31, 2014); and
- Picway Power Plant, Lockbourne, Ohio – 100 MW (retired by Dec. 31, 2014).
Articles and Resources
- "AEP would shutter 5 coal plants to meet EPA rules" Coal Tattoo, June 9, 2011.
- 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.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- Ohio and coal
- American Electric Power
- United States and coal
- Global warming
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