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The Morgantown Generating Station is a 1,492 MW electric generating plant owned by Mirant Services LLC which is located at near the unincorporated town of Morgantown, Maryland, on the Potomac River.

Plant description

The facility consists of two base loaded 624 MW coal-fired steam generating units, four 65 MW oil-fired peaking combustion units, and two 18 MW black start peaking turbines. The two coal-fired units are base-loaded supercritical steam units which went into operation in 1970 and 1971.[1] The four peaking units are General Electric Frame 7 units which went into operation in 1973, while the two black start peaking units are General Electric Frame 5 units which went into operation in 1970 and 1971.[2]

Coal is delivered to the Morgantown generating station by CSX Transportation train using the Pope's Creek Subdivision rail line. Construction of a coal barge unloading pier on the Potomac River began in 2007.

Quick facts

Number of Employees:

  • Approximately 9 per shift to operate the plant, with a total complement of 203

Site Generation Information:

  • Station size: 427 acres
  • Net summer capacity: 1,411 MW
  • Steam units:
    • Unit 1 & 2: coal-and-oil fired
  • Combustion turbines:
    • Units 1 - 6: oil-fired

Capacity:

  • 1,164 MW (Steam) + 248 MW (CT) = 1,412 MW

Major Fuel Type:

  • Coal and No. 2 Oil

Number of Units:

  • Two Coal Fired Steam Boilers and Six Oil Fired CT's

More facts: http://esm.versar.com/pprp/powerplants-new/morgantown.htm

History

All of the generating plants at the Morgantown Generating Station were built by the Potomac Electric Power Company, which sold them to the Southern Company in December 2000 as a result of the restructuring of the electricity generating industry in Maryland. The station was included in the Mirant spin-off in April 2001.

Operations

The Morgantown Generating Station is dispatched by the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization.

References

  1. "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (2006). Retrieved on 2008-07-14.
  2. Environmental Review of the Air Pollution Control Project at the Morgantown Generating Station by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Apr. 6, 2007), Maryland Public Service Commission Case No. 9085 docket

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