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Allen Steam Station

Capacity: 426 megawatts (Winter Peak Capacity)
Location: Gaston County, North Carolina
Commercial Date: 1957
Status: Operating

Located in Gaston County, N.C., Allen Steam Station is a five-unit coal-fired generating facility. Units 1 and 2 began operating in 1957; unit 3 in 1959; unit 4 in 1960 and unit 5 in 1961. Named for George Garland Allen, a former president and first chairman of the board for Duke Power, the Allen facility is the only Duke Energy station with five units under one roof.

Duke Energy has made significant improvements to reduce emissions from the company's coal-fired plants. Allen has been equipped with scrubbers to reduce the station's sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 95 percent.
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Coal Ash Operations – Protecting People and the Environment (incl. Allen Steam Station Case Study) (PDF)Resource09/01/2020
Safe Basin Closure Allen (PDF)Resource02/07/2020

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