The Southport facility joined Capital Power's portfolio of power generation assets as a result of Capital Power's acquisition of Primary Energy Ventures in 2006.
Located in Southport, North Carolina and is 100% owned and operated by Capital Power.
Is a combined heat and power 'cogeneration' facility which provides steam to the nearby Archer Daniels Midland Company.
The facility's electrical output is sold under a Power Purchase Agreement to Duke Energy Progress.
Southport Power's six 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.
Last reviewed: July 2018