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Riverbend Steam Station

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  • Retirement: 2013
  • Capacity: 454 megawatts
  • Location: Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1929

Riverbend Steam Station was constructed as a coal-fired generating facility located in Gaston County, N.C. The four-unit station was named for a bend in the Catawba River on which it is located. When in operation, Riverbend was considered a cycling station and was brought on line to supplement supply when electricity demand was high.

Four gas-fired combustion turbine units were retired in October 2012.

Duke Energy retired Riverbend Steam Station on April 1, 2013.

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