Choose State Change Location
About Us » Power Plants » Regulated Utilities » Coal-Fired Plants » Belews Creek Steam Station

Belews Creek Steam Station

Have a Question? Email your questions to:
CoalAshQuestions@duke-energy.com
  • Capacity: 2,240 megawatts
  • Location: Stokes County, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1974

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 oxides emissions by approximately 80 percent and flue gas desulfurization equipment (scrubbers) to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 95 percent.

Plant Happenings

Information included in recent neighbor updates, along with work and progress at the site.

News & Resources