DUKE POWER CELEBRATES MILL CREEK OPERATION -- NEW GENERATING STATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The $300 million, 640-megawatt, natural gas-fired combustion turbine station is located in Cherokee County and will generate enough power to serve more than 500,000 homes in North Carolina and South Carolina.
“Duke Power is committed to supplying reliable and economically priced electricity to more than 2 million customers in
At a ribbon-cutting today at the Mill Creek station, Shaw said the project is an example of how local communities and business can work together to put necessary energy infrastructure in place to support sustained economic growth.
Local officials agreed. “This expansion in
“We are pleased with this accomplishment,” said Cherokee County Council Chairman Hoke Parris. “We look forward to having Mill Creek as a part of the community for years to come.”
The eight-unit combustion turbine station operates as a “peaking” facility, generating electricity quickly and economically primarily during periods when customers’ electricity usage is greatest – usually hot summer afternoons and cold winter mornings.
A peak work force of approximately 400 skilled workers was employed at the height of construction.
Duke Power, a business unit of Duke Energy, is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and provides safe, reliable, competitively priced electricity to approximately two million customers in
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