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Belews Creek Steam Station

  • Capacity: 2,240 megawatts
  • Location: Stokes County, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1974

Belews Creek Steam Station

Belews Creek Steam Station is a two-unit coal-fired generating facility located on Belews Lake in Stokes County, N.C. It is one of Duke Energy’s largest coal-burning power plants in the Carolinas and consistently ranks among the most efficient coal facilities in the United States. Cooling water for Belews Creek Steam Station is provided by Belews Lake, a man-made lake formed when Duke Power built the facility.

Duke Energy has made significant improvements to reduce emissions from the company’s coal-fired plants. Both of the Belews Creek generating units are equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) devices to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 80 percent and flue gas desulfurization equipment (scrubbers) to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 95 percent.