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Riverbend Steam Station

Retirement: 2013
Capacity: 454 megawatts
Location: Gaston County, North Carolina
Commercial Date: 1929
Status: Retired

Riverbend Steam Station was constructed as a coal-fired generating facility located in Gaston County, N.C. The four-unit station was named for a bend in the Catawba River on which it is located. When in operation, Riverbend was considered a cycling station and was brought on line to supplement supply when electricity demand was high.

Four gas-fired combustion turbine units were retired in October 2012.

Duke Energy retired Riverbend Steam Station on April 1, 2013. The plant is being demolished through mechanical removal of plant structures. That work is expected to conclude in 2019.

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Riverbend Safe Basin Closure (PDF)Resource02/07/2020
Riverbend Detailed Excavation Plan (PDF)News Articles11/13/2015

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