Charles R. Lowman Power Plant

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Charles R. Lowman Power Plant, also known as Lowman Energy Center, is a 727-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station under construction near Leroy, Alabama.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the site of the now retired coal plant on Carson Road in Leroy, Alabama.

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Background

The coal-fired units of the Charles R. Lowman Power Plant retired in 2020.[1][2] The gas-fired combined cycle set, with generator IDs LEC1 and LEC2, is under construction. As of October 2022, the combined cycle set was more than 50% complete.[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: PowerSouth Energy Cooperative[3]
  • Parent: PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
  • Location: Carson Road, Leroy, AL 36548
  • Coordinates: 31.488167, -87.910477
  • Gross generating capacity (construction): 727 MW
    • Unit CC_set: natural gas[3] combined cycle[3] 727 MW[3] (start-up in 2023)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 538.0 MW
    • Unit 1: coal, 66 MW (start-up in 1969, retired in 2020)[1]
    • Unit 2: coal, 236 MW (start-up in 1978, retired in 2020)[1]
    • Unit 3: coal, 236 MW (start-up in 1980, retired in 2020)[1]
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Calvert City Terminal (Alliance Energy)[4]
  • Number of Employees:
  • Unit Retirements: Coal-fired units were retired in October 2020.[2][1]

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.

Coal Waste Site

Citizen Groups

See also Alabama and coal

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory," eia.gov, October 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Coal-fired power plants in Leroy to shutdown in 2020," WKRG, Oct 19, 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860) - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  4. "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.

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