Video: Duke Energy implodes H.F. Lee coal-fired power plant smokestacks

 

Duke Energy Progress' completed the first of two implosions at the retired H.F. Lee Steam Plant Friday. The first implosion focused on the demolition of the plant's smokestacks while the second, which is schedule for Spring 2014, will focus on the boilers.

This is part of Duke Energy's transition to cleaner energy.

The utility plans to dismantle the equipment and buildings, restoring the area to ground level. The company plans to restore the land by late-2014.

Duke Energy replaced the coal plant with a 920 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant that began serving customers in December 2012.

After demolitions, Duke Energy's will have invested $9 billion in five new plants. The new plants allows the company to retire approximately 3,400 MW of older coal units by the end of 2013.

 

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