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Rogers Energy Complex

Formerly: Cliffside Steam Station
Retirement: 2011 (Units 1-4)
Capacity: 1,395 megawatts (Winter Peak Capacity)
Location: Cleveland and Rutherford counties, North Carolina
Commercial Date: 1940
Status: Operating

In 2013, the Cliffside Steam Station was renamed after James E. Rogers Jr., a former CEO of Duke Energy. The coal- and natural gas-fired units are still referred to as Cliffside units 5 and 6. Units 1-4 were constructed between 1938 and 1948 and retired in 2011. In 2018, natural gas was added to the station, allowing up to 40% natural gas co-firing on unit 5 and up to 100% on unit 6. For every pound of coal displaced with natural gas, sulfur dioxide will be reduced by an estimated 99%, and carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by about 40% per megawatt-hour.
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Rogers Energy Complex Safe Basin Closure (PDF)Resource02/07/2020
Sustained rainfall causes stormwater runoff from landfill at Rogers Energy Complex (PDF)News Releases01/03/2017
Heavy rainfall causes stormwater runoff from coal pile at Rogers Energy Complex (PDF)News Articles08/03/2016

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