Gas- and Oil-fired Plants - Arkansas & Mississippi
Baxter Wilson
Location: Mississippi
Operator: Entergy Mississippi
Configuration: 1 X 545 MW, 1 X 783 MW
Operation: 1967-1971
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, BW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This supercritical plant is near Vicksburg.

Photograph from Google Maps
Posted 21 Dec 2016

Plant Eaton
Location: Mississippi
Operator: Mississippi Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 22.5 MW
Operation: 1945-1949 (ret 2013)
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: RS
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Southern Co Services
Quick facts: This power station is in Petal on the Leaf River. It was named after Mississippi Power's first president, Barney E Eaton Sr. Work began in 1942 but construction was interrupted for 16mos when the project lost War Production Board priority status. Constructon restarted in Dec 1943 and the first unit went online in Mar 1945. A second unit was added in July 1947 and a third in Aug 1949. Originally coal-fired, the plant was converted to natural gas firing. The plant was rarely used in recent years and only ran 10hrs in 2012, by which time staffing had been reduced to 9 employees. The plant was closed in early 2013.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Lake Catherine
Location: Arkansas
Operator: Entergy Arkansas
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW, 1 X 120 MW, 1 X 553 MW
Operation: 1950-1970
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, FW
T/G supplier: AC, WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Lake Catherine, one of the Ouachita’s Diamond Lakes, is located near Hot Springs. It was formed in 1924 by the construction of Remmel Dam on the Ouachita River. The 1,940ac lake was named after the daughter of Arkansas Power & Light Co founder, Harvey Couch. AP&L built the dam and lake to provide recreation, hydroelectricity and cooling water for the Lake Catherine steam-electric generating plant. Couch also donated much of the land that comprises Lake Catherine State Park. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1937 to 1942. The first three units at Lake Catherine PS are shutdown.

Photograph by Bob Pruitt (flickr)
Posted 25 Oct 2015

  Robert E Ritchie
Location: Arkansas
Operator: Entergy Arkansas
Configuration: 1 X 359 MW, 1  X 545 MW
Operation: 1961-1967 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Ebasco, Bechtel
Quick facts: Ricthie PS was built in Helena on the Mississippi River. The plant was retired in 2013. Unit-2 was supercritical. Photo dates to just before demolition of Unit-1 in Oct 2014. The remaining large structures including the 450ft stack were demolished in Sep 2015. Robert E Ritchie was President of Arkansas Power & Light Co in the 1950s.

Photograph courtesy of Entergy
Posted 25 Oct 2015



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Updated 21-Dec-2016