Sutton Plant implosion showcases Duke Energy transition to cleaner energy in the Carolinas

Nov 13, 2016 | Conservation, Renewables

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
The Sutton Steam Plant in Wilmington ended its service with a bang, another significant milestone in Duke Energy’s campaign to replace older, less-efficient plants with cleaner energy for its customers.

An early-morning implosion on Wednesday brought down the last of three boilers at the plant. The equipment was used to burn coal to make steam, which in turn powered turbines to generate energy for customers across the Carolinas.

The implosion removes the last Duke Energy coal plant in Eastern N.C., and brings to seven the number of coal plants that have been demolished in the Carolinas in the last five years.

Duke Energy has demolished coal plants at the following sites:



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