West Deptford Project
This proposed coal plant was abandoned in September 2007. It was replaced with a proposal for a 1000 MW natural gas plant.
In December 2008, Dynegy CEO Bruce Williamson announced that the company was reevaluating its role in developing new power plants, including West Deptford. Williamson cited the tightening credit markets and difficulty in permitted new coal plants as reasons for reconsidering its involvement in the siting, permitting, financing and construction of several new projects. Other plants include the Longleaf plant in Georgia, LS Power Elk Run Energy Station in Iowa, Midland Power Plant in Michigan, Plum Point Energy Station in Arkansas, Sandy Creek Plant in Texas, and White Pine Energy Station in Nevada. As an alternative, the company will look at adding generation to its existing sites in the Northeast, Midwest and Western U.S.
Sponsor: LS Power and Dynegy
Location: West Deptford, NJ
Capacity: 500 MW
Type: pulverized coal
Status: Replaced with natural gas
- "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed December 2007. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
- "Dynegy to rethink new coal-fired power projects," Reuters, December 11, 2008.
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