Decatur Energy Center



Decatur Energy Center Fact Sheet.pdfDecatur Energy Center Fact Sheet

Facility Information

  • Acquired on June 13, 2017, the Decatur Energy Center is a 795 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation plant located in Decatur, Alabama.

  • Operates under a tolling agreement and is full contracted until the end of 2022.

  • The facility, which was developed, designed and constructed by Calpine, entered commercial operations in 2002 and operates in the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) market.

  • The configuration of the combined cycle facility is a 3X1 comprised of three Siemens SGT6-5000FD2 combustion turbine generators, three Nooter Eriksen heat recovery steam generators, and a single Toshiba steam turbine generator.  Emissions are controlled through selective catalytic reduction and a dry-low NOx combustion system.

  • The facility is located on property owned by Ascend Performance Materials LLC and has an agreement in place to provide demineralized water to Ascend.  

​Name​Decatur Energy Center
​Location​Decatur, Alabama
Fuel SourceNatural gas
Year Commissioned​2002
Owned Capacity795 MW
     *Operation under contract to EthosEnergy