Constellation natural gas power plant begins operations

Alexander City, Ala., June 8, 2010 — Constellation Energy’s Hillabee Power Plant has begun commercial dispatch.

The 740-MW combined cycle natural gas power plant is located in Tallapoosa County near Alexander City, Ala.

Constellation Energy purchased the partially completed Hillabee plant from Calpine Corp. in 2008.

Hillabee will generate electricity that will help Constellation Energy satisfy existing customer load obligations as well as increasing energy demand in the region.

The Hillabee plant is fueled by natural gas and uses combined cycle technology which recycles heat exhaust to create additional electricity with minimal waste and less water usage.

The plant is also fitted with selective catalytic reduction technology, which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.

With the addition of Hillabee, Constellation Energy expanded its diversified fleet of generating units located in the U.S. and Canada, totaling more than 8,900 MW of fossil, nuclear and renewable generating capacity. The Hillabee facility employs 28 full-time workers.

 

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