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Sutton Combined Cycle Plant

  • Capacity: 625 megawatts (MW) 
  • Location: Wilmington, N.C.
  • Commercial Date: 2013

Sutton Combined Cycle Plant

The L.V. Sutton Combined Cycle Plant came on line in November 2013. The approximately $600-million plant replaced the existing three-unit, 575 MW coal-fired plant that the company retired after 59 years of service.

It represents a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing commitment to generate electricity in cleaner, more efficient ways.

The new plant uses state-of-the-art technology and air quality controls that result in significantly lower emissions than those of the coal plant it replaced. The following figures are compared to coal plant operations in 2007:

  • Sulfur dioxide will be reduced by 99 percent
  • Nitrogen oxides will be reduced by 97 percent
  • Carbon dioxide will be reduced by 41 percent

The Sutton Plant is also home to one of the company's largest renewable-energy projects, a 1.2-MW solar array.