Coal-Fired Plants in the USA - Delaware & New Jersey
B L England
Location: NJ
Operator: Rockland Capital Energy Investments LLC
Configuration: 1 X 136 MW (ret), 1 X 163 MW, 1 X 176 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: bituminous coal, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel, UE&C
Quick facts: In Aug 2006, Rockland Capital announced that it would purchase B L England from Atlantic City Electric Co for $12.2mn. The sale closed in Feb 2007. ACE had planned to shutter the plant, but Rockland intends to continue operation and make additional investments to improve environmental performance. Units 1&2 have coal-fired cyclone boilers retrofit with SNCR and OFA systems. Unit 2 also has a GEES wet limestone FGD. In Feb 2004, ACE began using Powder River Basin coal at B L England. The natural draft tower was the first built in the USA using brackish water. Unit-1 was closed in Sep 2013.

Photograph by Curtis Bergesen
Posted 11 Aug 2007

Burlington (1940)
Location: NJ
Operator: Public Service Electric & Gas Co
Configuration: 3 X 12.3 MW, 1 X 18 MW, 2 X 125 MW
Operation: 1915-1943 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: EMC, WH
Quick facts: These units at Burlington retired from 1974-1984.

Photograph courtesy of PSEG
Posted 11 Oct 2015

Carneys Point
Location: NJ
Operator: Cogentrix Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 269 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: The plant has twin boilers and a single T/G set and sells power to Conectiv and steam to DuPont's Chambers Works. It is equipped with a baghouse, spray dry FGD scrubber, and SCR, the first ammonia-based system on a U.S. pulverized coal unit. The plant was built for U.S. Generating Co and is now owned by various companies including Cogentrix, Delta Power, and Arclight Energy.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 25 Jun 2005

Deepwater
Location: NJ
Operator: Conectiv
Configuration: 1 X 53 MW, 2 X 90 MW
Operation: 1930-1954
Fuel: coal, oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE, WH
Quick facts: This plant was one of the world's first large-scale utility-industrial cogeneration power plants. Steam was supplied to DuPont's nearby Chambers works and later to Texaco.

Photograph courtesy of Conectiv
Posted 12 Oct 2002

Edge Moor
Location: DE
Operator: Conectiv
Configuration: 1 X 86 MW, 1 X 177 MW, 1 X 445 MW
Operation: 1954-1973
Fuel: coal, oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: UE&C
Quick facts: In 1994, Delmarva Power & Light modified Unit-5 to accommodate use of natural gas for load. Units 3&4 were retrofit with gas ignitors.

Photograph courtesy of Conectiv
Posted 6 Oct 2002

Hudson
Location: NJ
Operator: PSEG Fossil
Configuration: 1 X 455 MW, 1 X 660 MW
Operation: 1964-1968
Fuel: bituminous coal, natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Public Service Electric & Gas, United Engineers & Constructors
Quick facts: Hudson PS is on a 250ac site, 3mi upstream of Newark Bay. The site was first used by PSE&G to build the Marion power station which began operation in 1906. Most of the old units were retired in 1961 when construction of Hudson Unit-1 got underway. Both units are supercritical. Unit-1 was retired on 1 Dec 2011.

Photograph by Mario Burger, Burger International Inc
Re-posted 2 Jun 2012

Kearney (1927)
Location: NJ
Operator: Public Service Electric & Gas Co
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW, 2 X 54 MW
Operation: 1924-1926 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Ground was broken for the original Kearny Station on 12 July 1923 and Thomas A Edison helped inaugurate the station in 1925. At that time it was the largest electric power plant in New Jersey.

Photograph courtesy of PSEG
Posted 11 Oct 2015

Logan Township
Location: NJ
Operator: Cogentrix Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 230 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: Logan was the first U.S. coal-fired plant to use plate-type catalysts in its SCR. The plant sells up to 50,000 lbs/hr of steam to Ferro Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 7 Jul 2004

Mercer
Location: NJ
Operator: PSEG Fossil
Configuration: 2 X 325 MW
Operation: 1960-1961
Fuel: bituminous coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: UE&C
Quick facts: Mercer is on the Delaware River just below the tidehead. At completion it was the largest plant in the Public Service Electric & Gas system. The plant uses an SNCR system and amine-enhanced fuel lean gas reburn (AEFLGR) technology. SCR systems were added later.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 17 Jul 2004

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 18-Feb-2017

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