Asheville Plant

Capacity: 376 megawatts
Location: Arden, North Carolina
Commercial Date: 1964
Status: Operating

The Asheville Plant has a two-unit 376-megawatt coal-fired plant and two simple-cycle combustion turbine units that can burn fuel oil or natural gas and produce 324 megawatts of energy.  

In 2017, Duke Energy started building a new 560-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant at the site to accommodate burgeoning growth in the area and meet customers’ demand. Building highly efficient natural gas plants is also part of the company’s balanced approach to providing customers reliable and increasingly clean energy. Though the new natural gas plant is geographically located in Arden, N.C., its energy is fed to the grid, which benefits customers in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
The existing coal-fired units will retire no later than January 2020 after the new natural gas plant starts serving customers in late 2019. 

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