Charles R. Lowman Power Plant
Charles R. Lowman Power Plant is a retired 538.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative near Leroy, Alabama.
The undated satellite photo below shows the site of the now retired coal plant on Carson Road in Leroy, Alabama.
- Owner: PowerSouth Energy 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: 31.488167, -87.910477
- Technology: Subcritical
- Coal type: Bituminous
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source: Calvert City Terminal (Alliance Energy)
- Number of Employees:
- Unit Retirements: All units are planned for retirement in 2020. The plant was retired in October 2020.
- 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
See also Alabama and coal
Articles and Resources
- "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.
- "Coal-fired power plants in Leroy to shutdown in 2020," WKRG, Oct 19, 2018
- "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory," eia.gov, October 2020
- 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.
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