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Belews Creek Steam Station

Capacity: 2,220 megawatts
Location: Stokes County, North Carolina
Commercial Date: 1974
Status: Operating

Belews Creek Steam Station is a two-unit coal and natural gas plant located on Belews Lake in Stokes County, N.C. In 2020 and 2021, natural gas was added to the station to allow up to 50% natural gas co-firing on both units. Co-firing allows the units to produce energy using either coal or natural gas, or a combination of these fuels, benefiting customers and the environment. For every pound of coal displaced with natural gas, sulfur dioxide is reduced by an estimated 99%, and carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by about 40% per megawatt-hour.
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Coal Ash Operations – Protecting People and the Environment (incl. Belews Creek Steam Station Case Study) (PDF)Resource09/01/2020
Belews Creek Safe Basin Closure (PDF)Resource02/07/2020

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