Kapstone Power Plant

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Kapstone Power Plant is a retired power station in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It is also known as Cogen South Power Plant.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kapstone Power Plant North Charleston, South Carolina, United States 32.8971, -79.9679 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 32.897056, -79.967944

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired - 99 MW subcritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 WestRock North Charleston Westrock Co

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): Power
  • Captive industry: Pulp & paper


Kapstone Power Plant was a coal-fired power plant. In November 2018, plant owner Kapstone Paper And Packaging was acquired by WestRock.[1] According to the US EIA, the plant now primarily burns biomass.[2]

Emissions Data

  • 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


  1. "WestRock Completes Acquisition of KapStone," Westrock press release, Nov 2, 2018
  2. 860, EIA, 2019

Additional data

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