Southport Power Plant

Southport cogeneration facility


(Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
(after 4:30 p.m. seven days a week)

Southport Power Plant Fact Sheet.pdfSouthport Power Plant Fact Sheet

​ Facility Information

  • 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.

Facility Facts

​Location​Southport, North Carolina
Fuel Source​Solid fuels (wood residuals, tire-derived fuel, coal)
Year Commissioned​1987
Owned Capacity​88 MW

Last reviewed: July 2018