The H.B. Robinson plant is named for H. Burton Robinson, a native of South Carolina and former executive vice president of Carolina Power & Light. The plant is located adjacent to the 2,250 acre Lake Robinson near Hartsville, S.C.
The H.B. Robinson Plant is one of the country's few electrical generating stations with side-by-side coal and nuclear plants. The Robinson coal-fired plant began operation in May 1960, and generates 177 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Robinson Nuclear Plant began commercial operation in March 1971, and generates 724 MW of electricity. The site also has a combustion turbine that generates 11 MW. As a whole, the H.B. Robinson Plant generates enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes.
Application for Robinson Lease (pdf, 69 KB)
Construction Application (pdf, 1.54 MB)
Native Plant Manual (pdf, 377 KB)