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Riverbend Steam Station

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

Riverbend Steam Station

Riverbend Steam Station is a coal-fired generating facility located in Gaston County, N.C. The four-unit station is named for a bend in the Catawba River on which it is located.

Riverbend is considered a cycling station and is brought on line to supplement supply when electricity demand is highest. Four gas-fired combustion turbine units were retired in October 2012.