Waste Coal Facilities in the U.S.

St County City Company Plant Name MW Primary Fuel Second Fuel Year Start Notes
Existing Facilities Burning Waste Coal as a Primary Fuel
PA Cambria Ebensburg El Paso Corp. / Cambria CoGen Co Cambria Cogen 88 Gob   1991  
PA Cambria Ebensburg Ebensburg Power Co Ebensburg Power 49.5 Gob   1990  
PA Cambria Colver TIFD VIII-W Inc (Inter-Power/AhlConPartners, L.P.) Colver Power Project 110 Gob Propane 1995  
PA Carbon Nesquehoning Panther Creek Partners Panther Creek Energy Facility 83 Culm Diesel / Fuel Oil 1992  
PA Clarion Clarion Colmac Clarion Inc Piney Creek Project 32.5 Gob Diesel / Fuel Oil 1992  
PA Delaware Chester Kimberly-Clark Tissue Corp. Chester Operations 67 Culm Pet Coke 1986 Paper mill; tried burning tires in 1999; part of the environmental racism situation in Chester
PA Indiana Seward Reliant Energy Seward 521 Gob   2004 New facility scheduled to go online in 3rd quarter 2004
PA Northampton Northampton PG&E National Energy Group Northampton Generating LP 108 Culm Petroleum Coke 1995  
PA Northumberland Marion Heights El Paso Merchant Energy Co Foster Wheeler Mt Carmel Cogen 43 Culm   1990  
PA Schuylkill Frackville Gilberton Power Co John B Rich Memorial Power Station 80 Culm Diesel / Fuel Oil 1988  
PA Schuylkill McAdoo Tractebel Power Co. / Northeastern Power Co Kline Township Cogen Facility 50 Culm Diesel / Fuel Oil 1989  
PA Schuylkill Shenandoah Schuylkill Energy Resource Inc St Nicholas Cogen Project 88.6 Culm   1990  
PA Schuylkill Frackeville Waste Management, Inc. / Wheelabrator Environmental Systems Wheelabrator Frackville Energy 43 Culm Diesel / Fuel Oil 1988  
PA Schuylkill Tremont WPS Power Development Inc WPS Westwood Generation LLC 30 Culm Diesel / Fuel Oil 1987  
PA Venango Kennerdell PG&E National Energy Group Scrubgrass Generating 85 Gob Bituminous Coal 1993  
UT Carbon   Sunnyside Cogeneration Assoc Sunnyside Cogen Associates 51 Gob Diesel / Fuel Oil 1993  
WV Marion Grant Town American Bituminous Power LP Grant Town Power Plant 80 Gob Tires 1992  
WV Monongalia Morgantown Dominion / Morgantown Energy Associates Beechurst / Morgantown Energy Facility 50 Gob Bituminous Coal 1991  
WV Grant Bayard Dominion / Virginia Power North Branch 74 Gob Bituminous Coal 1992  
Existing Facilities Burning Waste Coal as a Secondary Fuel
AL Shelby   Alabama Power Co E C Gaston 254 Bituminous Coal Gob 1960  
AL Walker   Alabama Power Co Gorgas 565 Bituminous Coal Gob 1972  
AL Jefferson   Alabama Power Co James H Miller Jr 2,822.0 Bituminous Coal Gob 1978  
MS Jackson   Mississippi Power Co Victor J Daniel Jr 1,000.0 Bituminous Coal Gob 1977  
PA Snyder Shamokin Dam Sunbury Generation LLC WPS Energy Servs Sunbury Gen 283.5 Bituminous Coal Culm 1949  
PA Luzerne Hunlock Creek UGI Development Co Hunlock Power Station 49.9 Anthracite Coal Culm 1959  
SC Orangeburg   South Carolina Electric&Gas Co Cope 417.3 Bituminous Coal Gob 1996  
SC Richland   South Carolina Electric&Gas Co Wateree 771.8 Bituminous Coal Gob 1970  
SC Berkeley   South Carolina Genertg Co Inc Williams 632.7 Bituminous Coal Gob 1973  
VA Chesterfield   Virginia Electric & Power Co Chesterfield 359.0 Bituminous Coal Gob 1964  
VA Halifax   Virginia Electric & Power Co Clover 848.0 Bituminous Coal Gob 1995  
VA Hopewell City   Virginia Electric & Power Co Hopewell Power Station 71.1 Bituminous Coal Gob 1992  
VA Southampton   Virginia Electric & Power Co Southampton Power Station 71.1 Bituminous Coal Gob 1992  
Proposed Waste Coal Facilities
(online dates were initial projections, none of which have been met; none have even started construction as of mid-2008)
IL Franklin   EnviroPower Franklin County Power of Illinios 525 75% Run-of-Mine Coal; 25% Waste Coal     Under construction in July 2003
IL Franklin   WMPI PTY LLC     Coal or Waste Coal     Coal-to-Oil Refinery (may or may not use waste coal) WMPI website
WV Logan   WMPI PTY LLC     Coal and Waste Coal     Coal-to-Oil Refinery (may or may not use waste coal) WMPI website
CO Rio Blanco Rangely Deseret Generation & Transmission Corp.   80 Waste Coal   2004


IL Logan Elkhart Corn Belt Energy   91 Waste Coal   2004  
KY Marshall Calvert City EnviroPower Kentucky Western Power, LLC 500-525 Coal & Waste Coal      
KY Estill near Irvine Calla Energy Estill County Energy Partners 110 Waste Coal     Received permit from PSC 10/2004

KY Knott   EnviroPower / Kentucky Mountain Power   525 75% Run-of-Mine Coal; 25% Waste Coal   2006 approved 5/2003
PA Greene Cumberland Twp Wellington Development Corp. Greene Energy Resource Recovery Project 525 Waste Coal   2007 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
VA Wise   Dominion Power   585 Waste Coal and Run-of-Mine Coal and Biomass     Opposed by Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
WV Upshur   Anker Energy   450 Coal & Waste Coal   2006 on hold 9/2002
Proposed Waste Coal Facilities that were Defeated or Withdrawn
IN Pike   EnviroPower   550 Coal & Waste Coal     Indiana list of withdrawn power plant proposals
IN Sullivan   EnviroPower   500 Waste Coal     2002 article - EnviroPower closes IN office
PA Allegheny Aliquippa Sunnyside Ethanol LLC     Waste Coal     corn ethanol plant that would be powered by a waste coal burner
PA Clearfield Karthaus Sithe / River Hill Power Company Inc.   290 Waste Coal      
PA Clearfield Curwensville Borough Sunnyside Ethanol LLC   15 Waste Coal     corn ethanol plant (4 million gallons/year) that would be powered by a waste coal burner (15,000 tons/month of waste coal); fought by Citizens for a Clean Curwensville
PA Schuylkill Gilberton WMPI PTY LLC Ultra Clean Fuels   Culm other coals and wastes   Coal-to-Oil Refinery
PA Somerset Shade Twp Sithe Global Power LLC SG Somerset Power 300 Waste Coal     Air pollution permit application filed 12/24/2007.


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PA Washington Robinson Twp Robinson Power Company, LLC Beech Hollow Facility 300 Waste Coal     Fought by Residents Against the Power Plant WV Greenbrier   Western Greenbrier County Generation / DOE   85 Waste Coal   2008 proposed 9/2003; Opposed by Cleanbrier