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SCE & G Wateree Station Power and Process Insulation ContractorsSCE&G Wateree Station

Eastover, SC 2009

The largest fossil plant in SCE&G's system generates 700 megawatts of electricity by burning pulverized coal in two identical generation units. At full load, Wateree Station can produce enough energy in one hour to supply the average electric needs of 700 residential customers for one month.

A scrubber was installed for both units in 2009 to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. At a cost of more than $200 million, the scrubber eliminates more than 95 percent of SO2. A co-benefit is that approximately 60-90 percent of mercury emissions are also eliminated.

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