Charles R. Lowman Power Plant

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Charles R. Lowman Power Plant is a 538.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative near Leroy, Alabama.


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Plant Data

  • Owner: Alabama Electric Cooperative
  • Parent Company: PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 538.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 66.0 MW (1969), Unit 2: 236.0 MW (1978), Unit 3: 236.0 MW (1980)
  • Location: Carson Road, Leroy, AL 36548
  • GPS Coordinates: 31.489833, -87.9215
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Galatia Mine, Gibson Mine, Mach 1 Mine, North River mine[1]
  • Number of Employees:
  • Unit Retirements: All units are planned for retirement in October 2020.[2]

Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 4,730,394 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions: 17,878 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • 2006 NOx Emissions: 10,881 tons
  • 2005 Mercury Emissions: 188 lb.

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