Sutton Steam Plant Latest in Duke Energy Coal Demolitions

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Duke Energy announced it has imploded the last of the three boilers at the former coal-fired Sutton Steam Plant.

The company noted the implosion was just a part of their ongoing campaign to replace older, less-efficient plants with cleaner energy. Recently, the company has demolished the following coal plants:

Duke Energy has demolished coal plants at the following sites:

·      Cape Fear Plant – Moncure, N.C.

·      Cliffside Station Units 1-4 – Mooresboro, N.C.

·      H.F. Lee Plant – Goldsboro, N.C.

·      ​Robinson Plant – Hartsville, S.C.

·      Sutton Plant – Wilmington, N.C.

·      Weatherspoon Plant – Lumberton, N.C.

Additionally, the company is in early stages of demolishing the Buck Steam Station in Salisbury, North Carolina and the Riverbend Steam Station in Mount Holly, North Carolina. The demolition of the W.S. Lee Plant in Belton, South Carolina continues.

Only seven of Duke’s original 16 coal plants remain in operation in the Carolinas.

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