Roxboro Power Plant

Roxboro cogeneration facility


Roxboro Power Plant Fact Sheet.pdfRoxboro Power Plant Fact Sheet

​Facility Information

  • Roxboro Power Plant joined Capital Power's portfolio of power generation assets as a result of Capital Power's acquisition of Primary Energy Ventures in 2006.

  • Is located in Roxboro, North Carolina and is 100% owned and operated by Capital Power. 

  • The electrical output from the Roxboro facility is sold under a Power Purchase Agreement to Progress Energy.

  • Roxboro Power Plant's three stoker boilers use a mixture of wood residuals, tire-derived fuel, and coal. 

    • Wood waste is an abundant by-product fuel produced by North Carolina's extensive forestry-related industries.

    • Tire-derived fuel is the product of chipping waste tires for fuel.

  • A significant investment in equipment to allow the facility to burn alternate fuels has reduced coal usage by 90%.
  • Particulate emissions are controlled by the use of engineered fabric filter known as a baghouse, which keeps particulates from the plant well under state regulations.

Facility Facts

​Name​Roxboro Power Plant
​Location​Roxboro, North Carolina
Fuel Source​solid fuels (wood residuals, tire-derived fuel, coal)
Year Commissioned​1987
Owned Capacity46 MW


Last reviewed: July 2018