Kapstone Power Plant
Kapstone Power Plant is a 99.2-megawatt (MW) biomass-fired power station in North Charleston, South Carolina. The plant provides power to a wood products processing plant.
- Owner: Kapstone Paper And Packaging
- Parent Company: WestRock
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 99.2 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 99.2 MW (1999)
- Location: 5600 Virginia Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406
- GPS Coordinates: 32.897056, -79.967944
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source: Martin Prep Plant (Coal Energy)
- Number of Employees:
- Unit Conversions: Unit 1 converted to running on wood/woodwaste biomass.
- Unit Retirements:
Kapstone Power Plant was a coal-fired power plant. In November 2018, plant owner Kapstone Paper And Packaging was acquired by WestRock. According to the US EIA, the plant now primarily burns biomass.
- CO2 Emissions: 1,039,625 tons (2006)
- SO2 Emissions: 1,055 tons (2002)
- SO2 Emissions per MWh: 3.68 lb/MWh
- NOx Emissions: 1,487 tons (2002)
- Mercury Emissions:
Articles and Resources
- 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.
- NETL Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
- AirData Query Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 2009.