Homer City Generating Station

Homer City Generating Station

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Description:
Homer City Generating Station is a 2-GW coal-burning power station near Homer City, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is owned by Edison International and operated by its subsidiary Midwest Generation. Units 1 and 2, rated at 660 MWe, were launched into operation in 1969. Unit 3, rated at 692 MWe nameplate capacity, was launched in 1977.

Location

The station is located in Center Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, occupying approximately . The site also includes the Two Lick Reservoir, a water conservation facility which is operated by the station.

Coal supply

As of 2005, bituminous coal was delivered to the Homer City Generating Station by truck. Units 1 and 2 burned local Pennsylvania coal (that is cleaned on site in a coal cleaning plant) or Western Pennsylvania Pittsburgh seam coal. A flue gas desulfurization unit (scrubber) was added to Unit 3 which allows the unit to burn local coal. But now with diminishing local coal and mines to support it, they have reopened the train track that runs through Indiana University of Pennsylvania and now supplies are brought in by train.

History

Until its construction in the 1960s by the Pennsylvania Electric Co. (PennElec) and others, much of the property was owned by the Benamati family who continue to reside in and around Homer City. ...
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