Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Coal, Emissions

Duke Power to voluntarily install emission controls

10 December 2004 – Duke Power has voluntarily agreed with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control to install additional nitrogen oxide emission controls on its coal fired Lee steam station.

The controls support the Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson Early Action Compact to reduce smog-forming emissions in upstate South Carolina.

Group vice president of power policy and planning at Duke Power, Ellen Ruff, said, “The new controls are expected to cost about $7.2m and follow an earlier investment of $6.2m in 2001 to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at the plant.”

Ruff went on to say that the new projects are expected to be completed by mid-2006, by which time nitrogen oxide emissions at the 370 MW station will have reduced by 60 per cent compared to 1997 levels.