North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporation’s Need for Additional Generation
Two Peaking Plants in Anson and Richmond Counties
The North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC) has the obligation to provide reliable and affordable electric power for its members. In order to fulfill this obligation, NCEMC began commercial operation on two peak generating plants in Anson and Richmond Counties in 2007. The need for these peaking plants is twofold: to replace the power supplied by expiring power supply contracts and to meet the growing energy needs of North Carolina electric cooperative members.
These two power plants will supply approximately 600 megawatts (MW). In addition to these plants, NCEMC also signed long-term power purchase agreements with Progress Energy, which will supply a minimum of 300 MW through 2024.
For more information on the peaking plants, explore the topics below.
Peaking Plants Overview
Modern Technology, Low Impact
Anson County Site Frequently Asked Questions
Richmond County Site Frequently Asked Questions
RUS Environmental Analysis [Download PDF]
Finding of No Significant Impact [Download PDF]
Siting Study and Environmental Overview [Download PDF]
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Alternative Evaluation Study [Download PDF]