Duke Energy proposes 750MW plant in SC
October 25, 2013
Duke Energy Carolinas proposes to build a 750-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant at its recently shuttered W.S. Lee coal-powered facility in Anderson County, S.C.
The N.C. Electric Membership Corp. would be a minority partner in the proposed plan, owning 100 megawatts of the capacity.
Duke says no final decision has been made to build the plant. But it says that, at this point, it is prudent to start the process of getting permission for the project.
Duke and NCEMC made a filing with the S.C. Public Service Commission late Thursday, asking for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed plant.
“The energy needs of our customers are significant over the next 15 years,” says Clark Gillespy, Duke’s S.C. president. “Our commitment is to meet our customers’ needs in a way that balances affordable, reliable and increasingly clean electricity, and this project will help us satisfy that need.”
Read the full article from the Charlotte Business Journal.