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2013 rate case overview » Advanced technology

Advanced technology

Imagine trading in your 1950s Plymouth automobile for a brand new hybrid vehicle.

The hybrid can go farther on less fuel, needs fewer repairs and will take you far into the future. Your old Plymouth has been patched, repaired and overhauled many times. It just couldn't go too many more miles. The new car has state-of-the-art technology – it is cleaner and more efficient. It's a new car you can count on.

We are committed to providing affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean electricity to our customers.

We have invested billions to construct new power plants and replace 1950s era, less efficient ones while upgrading others to meet increasingly strict environmental and nuclear security requirements.

We have brought two new plants online to better serve our customers.

  • Dan River Combined Cycle Plant in Eden, N.C. – This 620-megawatt unit uses cleaner, lower-cost natural gas to replace a similar amount of older, less efficient coal-fired generation. The capital cost included in this rate case is $673 million.
  • Cliffside Steam Station Unit 6 in Mooresboro, N.C. – This 825-megawatt coal plant employs state-of-the-art emission controls to remove 99 percent of sulfur dioxide, 90 percent of nitrogen oxides and 90 percent of mercury. The high-efficiency technology burns less coal per megawatt-hour of electricity generated than most other coal units in the nation. The capital cost included in this rate case is $863 million.