Three N.C. coal-fired power plants to be demolished

Duke Energy North Carolina Cliffside H.F. Lee Weatherspoon coal-fired power plants demolition retirement

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) said the company will begin demolishing several retired coal-fired units in North Carolina.

The utility said demolition is set to begin on the units 1 through 4 at the Cliffside coal-fired power plant, the H.F. Lee plant and the Weatherspoon plant this fall. The projects are each expected to take several months.

The demolition process will include implosions of powerhouses and chimneys, along with cleaning and removing equipment, demolishing buildings and restoring the site.

The Lee plant was retired in September 2012 and the Weatherspoon plant retired in October 2011. Units 1 through 4 at the Cliffside plant retired in October 2011.

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