Allen Steam Station

Capacity: 1,140 megawatts
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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Plant Happenings

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



July 15, 2019

Beginning in late July, you may notice an increase in activity near the Allen Steam Station as we initiate construction to repair storm water pipes.

January 2019

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality hosts an open house on Jan. 29, 2019 to gather public input regarding safe closure options for Allen’s ash basins. Read the two-page overview of the analysis we provided to NCDEQ, including links to site-specific reports regarding closure, groundwater and community impacts. View the cover letter we sent to NCDEQ accompanying these reports.

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