Dickerson
Dickerson Coal Unit

Dickerson Coal Unit

Location:

  • Montgomery County

Ownership:

  • GenOn

Fuel Types:

  • Gas, Oil, Coal

Number of Units:

  • 3 Steam, 3 Gas Turbines

Net Summer Capacity (MW):

  • 844

Date Online:

  • June 1959

Ash Control:

  • Units 1-3: Electrostatic precipitators and baghouses

Air Control:

    Units 1-3:
    • Selective non-catalytic reduction for NOX with 20-25% efficiency
    • Sorbent injection for H2SO4 at 48.5 efficiency
  • Units 4 & 5:
    • Flue gas desulfurization for SO2 with 80-90% efficiency
    • Separated overfire air for NOX
    • Selective catalytic reduction for NOX with 61-89% efficiency
    • Oxidation catalyst for CO, VOC wit 90 % and 80% respectively

    Units 1, 2, and 3 are equipped with high-efficiency particulate control devices to minimize emissions of particulate matter. Improved combustion controls have recently been installed on Units 1, 2, and 3 to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Byproduct ash is stored in a facility adjacent to the Dickerson site.

Cooling System:

  • "Units 1-3: once-through system, 95,000 gallons per minute per unit

2011 Generation (MWh)
Total
Coal
Natural Gas
Oil
Municipal Solid Waste
Biomass
Blast Furnace Gas
1,292,832
1,255,543
25,854
11,435
0
0
0

Units
Unit #
Online Date
Nameplate Capacity
Unit Type
Fuels
1
1959
196
ST
BIT; DFO
2
1960
196
ST
BIT; DFO
3
1962
196
ST
BIT; DFO
4
1967
16
GT
DFO
5
1992
163
GT
NG; DFO
6
1992
163
GT
NG; DFO

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
301091
254802
248771
221778
237158
247032
263408
311669
281441
169783
218180
259813
3014926
Oil
2001
DFO
9439
160
10632
3451
1337
175
274
197
20
1249
14
507
27455
Natural Gas
2001
NG
0
0
0
5624
22707
2955
16142
34122
0
0
0
628
82178
Coal
2002
BIT
280937
262877
239003
286649
276464
235866
283097
303709
268681
119246
219928
242731
3019188
Oil
2002
DFO
454
92
2024
6492
1296
3656
2056
2500
449
1161
2528
1740
24448
Natural Gas
2002
NG
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Natural Gas
2002
NG
578
0
2561
18972
9460
23073
46153
74527
26939
17845
5516
842
226466
Oil
2003
GT
DFO
42418
13009
15774
166
71
506
1469
157
12
20
603
0
74205
Natural Gas
2003
GT
NG
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Natural Gas
2003
GT
NG
1210
0
2188
7656
9760
20026
46116
40904
13396
1038
9067
487
151848
Coal
2003
ST
BIT
276233
246397
184097
222036
148430
227486
271892
251287
176593
112089
116807
330123
2563470
Oil
2003
ST
DFO
2506
2652
1058
910
499
839
604
580
667
603
2049
432
13399
Oil
2004
GT
DFO
40040
73
28
11
248
106
38
58
0
0
220
5
40827
Natural Gas
2004
GT
NG
3037
741
776
1225
17846
18928
31780
31113
16412
0
7909
10035
139802
Coal
2004
ST
BIT
305061
293555
321741
246979
290589
296703
341447
297273
297368
186050
192983
256204
3325953
Oil
2004
ST
DFO
1199
686
1248
856
2133
740
678
571
144
960
576
915
10706
Oil
2005
GT
DFO
5382
1553
7
-32
0
662
567
1076
583
875
52
23971
34696
Natural Gas
2005
GT
NG
4703
1881
404
0
9575
45306
46029
58401
34287
24616
8345
10344
243891
Coal
2005
ST
BIT
287203
242562
211345
185393
232072
300246
325909
344867
302917
280368
292308
324020
3329210
Oil
2005
ST
DFO
250
555
1467
903
1163
601
1028
1172
839
1333
1654
341
11306
Oil
2006
GT
DFO
0
-69
50
0
231
121
1855
1959
-504
152
0
-134
3661
Natural Gas
2006
GT
NG
0
2253
2337
-275
6136
9533
31464
28560
0
2158
0
0
82166
Coal
2006
ST
BIT
231151
290339
216604
186126
252103
250858
333008
304736
227394
245272
285248
231620
3054459
Oil
2006
ST
DFO
1433
351
552
0
1662
660
2380
1904
345
316
562
654
10819
Oil
2007
GT
DFO
204
171
1579
1591
131
511
1881
588
601
1899
498
2063
11718
Natural Gas
2007
GT
NG
0
168
0
2710
3444
9153
17180
42084
25652
16378
2016
2749
121533
Coal
2007
ST
BIT
204822
218959
303839
230421
271933
302232
302472
340426
206854
195756
192017
257852
3027582
Oil
2007
ST
DFO
1829
1706
678
1481
653
426
186
576
369
507
1460
665
10537
Oil
2008
GT
DFO
5254
4994
402
104
478
-25
623
91
1140
649
73
5587
19368
Natural Gas
2008
GT
NG
2213
0
312
1940
801
0
3671
3021
3761
1809
180
2
17712
Coal
2008
ST
BIT
261965
254768
324448
143588
119154
251872
278825
234357
199332
170562
205690
280599
2725160
Oil
2008
ST
DFO
556
1103
324
48
1129
1622
507
716
946
756
1069
821
9597
Oil
2009
GT
DFO
3578
469
3929
0
-311
0
25
72
5
2553
7
10
10337
Natural Gas
2009
GT
NG
0
1103
0
58
-311
-160
3204
7321
4388
16242
758
732
33336
Coal
2009
ST
BIT
299726
218143
205565
83894
215684
174412
243897
269816
133757
96424
145162
254989
2341471
Oil
2009
ST
DFO
54
593
352
858
2385
1522
799
169
628
3194
731
2242
13525
Oil
2010
GT
DFO
193
-426
73
342
9
111
304
235
413
1108
153
6190
8706
Natural Gas
2010
GT
NG
0
0
0
8540
9361
13894
26930
13723
17443
1682
388
0
91960
Coal
2010
ST
BIT
300256
275251
245200
193246
217179
273827
281473
229714
209090
39904
87407
243451
2595998
Oil
2010
ST
DFO
439
1697
296
581
899
150
312
670
639
407
713
1343
8146
Oil
2011
GT
DFO
2080
7
0
-38
65
2
103
30
25
-37
8
-144
2100
Natural Gas
2011
GT
NG
0
958
2400
-336
3971
2879
11975
4046
193
-326
192
-99
25854
Coal
2011
ST
BIT
223137
113549
13004
37188
54784
119451
217799
180913
112433
78385
95196
9703
1255543
Oil
2011
ST
DFO
1282
526
759
1071
1329
931
284
750
814
1261
166
163
9335
Oil
2012
GT
DFO
275
0
7
0
0
20
55
0
0
0
0
0
358
Natural Gas
2012
GT
NG
859
-413
8533
6905
14307
3202
19653
9588
12026
5438
3274
958
84329
Coal
2012
ST
BIT
26866
585
3709
10822
54401
51384
230386
131658
101205
188391
222599
67439
1089445
Oil
2012
ST
DFO
486
48
319
540
1120
876
240
640
346
1170
1709
681
8175

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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