Brandon Shores
Brandon Shores

View of Brandon Shores from the south

Location:

  • Anne Arundel County

Ownership:

  • Raven Power Holdings LLC

Fuel Types:

  • Coal

Number of Units:

  • 2 Steam

Net Summer Capacity (MW):

  • 1,273

Date Online:

  • May 1984

Additional Information:

  • The plant was extensively renovated between 2007 and 2010 with 400 foot twin flue gas desulfurization stacks replacing the 700 foot stacks, which have been capped and are inoperative.

Ash Control:

  • Units 1 & 2: Electrostatic precipitators

Air Control:

  • Units 1 & 2: Air quality control systems made up of flue gas desulfurization system, mercury and acid mist controls. Carbon injection for Hg with 80-90% efficiency. Sorbent Ink. + Fabric Filter for H2SO4 at 80% efficiency.
    flue gas desulfurization for SO2 at 80-90% efficiency.
    Each unit contains:
    • wet flue gas desulfurization system and facilities for each unit
    • fabric filter baghouse
    • sorbent injection for mercury and sulfuric acid mist removal

Cooling System:

  • Unit 1: closed cycle cooling tower, 225,000 gallons per minute
    Unit 2: closed cycle cooling tower, 236,000 gallons per minute

2011 Generation (MWh)
Total
Coal
Natural Gas
Oil
Municipal Solid Waste
Biomass
Blast Furnace Gas
5,902,979
5,873,099
0
29,880
0
0
0

Units
Unit #
Online Date
Nameplate Capacity
Unit Type
Fuels
1
1984
685
ST
BIT
2
1991
685
ST
BIT

Annual Monthly Generation
Fuel Category
Year
Unit Type
Fuel Description
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Annual
Coal
2001
BIT
849702
783855
491727
417582
650064
843974
857127
925732
762722
841858
732744
383222
8540309
Oil
2001
DFO
1604
1377
790
2260
3799
1382
1310
430
2074
1667
3107
2908
22708
Coal
2002
BIT
459167
499725
466735
696429
509265
697990
790279
767520
650054
403080
553835
633821
7127900
Oil
2002
DFO
3145
2791
377
2287
4008
2978
954
2392
2827
1650
5085
4014
32508
Coal
2003
ST
BIT
861030
776871
788156
741294
588754
658718
850807
820747
710115
377376
601132
787472
8562472
Oil
2003
ST
DFO
1803
968
1203
2147
3372
2531
1800
1204
1989
2171
3565
1675
24428
Coal
2004
ST
BIT
822680
804910
766562
737448
650109
716178
772409
788507
763729
457175
407154
735823
8422684
Oil
2004
ST
DFO
705
618
1592
2159
1706
2072
1702
1408
1217
1959
4777
3094
23009
Coal
2005
ST
BIT
734747
681846
689093
584000
652573
766768
793088
852859
820479
751294
443067
558825
8328639
Oil
2005
ST
DFO
1756
1093
2898
2562
2285
511
1431
867
1292
2797
251
2836
20579
Coal
2006
ST
BIT
776469
758986
835778
723752
563525
759315
873494
877809
641910
696944
312810
576051
8396843
Oil
2006
ST
DFO
2141
938
480
1229
2911
1250
964
1166
1809
2113
1552
3552
20105
Coal
2007
ST
BIT
809649
807299
859708
588497
668289
854400
791953
726980
582359
448394
411843
821602
8370972
Oil
2007
ST
DFO
820
677
785
1848
3445
328
1403
2034
968
170
2196
975
15650
Coal
2008
ST
BIT
825718
714346
778110
655867
567269
736917
798908
623797
750630
471152
291660
638853
7853225
Oil
2008
ST
DFO
1048
1659
592
1990
1650
1329
852
3299
1045
2779
1664
3175
21084
Coal
2009
ST
BIT
832360
690592
698914
612667
440261
590330
660323
625120
257891
224357
292127
696907
6621848
Oil
2009
ST
DFO
1546
585
1608
1615
2578
2108
1088
766
2055
1649
2951
3961
22511
Coal
2010
ST
BIT
397320
453412
653809
399589
486180
560018
630982
605143
509297
353533
288858
697634
6035774
Oil
2010
ST
DFO
3629
4242
3494
2759
3611
3209
2380
3057
2208
4973
1728
2785
38076
Oil
2010
ST
JF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Coal
2011
ST
BIT
731321
366737
562943
428902
544976
551340
618213
583975
395796
303766
326257
458874
5873099
Oil
2011
ST
DFO
1410
1956
1569
2832
2647
2656
2611
2222
2735
1263
5155
2823
29880
Coal
2012
ST
BIT
327700
293430
274828
399264
608229
475869
656926
581254
347425
324119
342421
220261
4851726
Oil
2012
ST
DFO
2059
1089
1529
2748
2172
2413
2598
2364
2409
1280
1767
2638
25066

Unit Type: GT = gas turbine; CT = combustion turbine; ST = steam turbine; IC = internal combustion

Fuel Type: BFG=Bast Furnace Natural Gas; BIT=Coal; BLQ=Black Liquor; DFO=Oil; FO2=Oil; FO6=Oil; JF=Oil; KER=Oil; LFG=Biomass; MSB=Municipal Solid Waste; MSN=Municipal Solid Waste; MSW=Municipal Solid Waste; NG=Natural Gas; NUC=Nuclear; OBL=Biomass; OIL=Oil; OTH=Other; PG=Oil; REF=Municipal Solid Waste; RFO=Oil; SC=Coal; SUB=Coal; SUN=Solar; TDF=Other; UR=Nuclear; WAT=Hydropower; WC=Coal; WDL=Biomass; WDS=Biomass; WND=Wind; WO=Oil


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