Decatur Energy Center
OperatingNatural Gas Power Plant           Total Power
902.4 MW
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2024 Highway 20 West
Decatur, AL 35601
United States
Morgan County
Latitude: 34.6292
Longitude: -87.0214
Year Opened: 2002
Water Source: Tennessee River
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Data Sources

EIA 2008
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian0.7%0.2%0.8%0.8%1.1%
Asian0.1%0.6%0.8%1.9%
Black16.5%67.3%30.1%21.0%15.1%
Hispanic5.9%18.2%14.1%12.4%6.0%
White75.7%13.8%52.9%63.5%73.9%
Population7094,02530k65k273k
Income$56k$15k$36k$43k$59k
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CORPORATIONS
NameRelationOwnership
Calpine Eastern Corp-DecaturOwner100%




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Unit Information

PowerTypeStatusFuel
211 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas
270 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas
211 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas
211 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas

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Estimated Electricity Production and Carbon Intensity
 Tons CO2MWh EnergyIntensity
2000 136,660292,720467
2011 1,440,8003,043,300473
future 1,440,8003,043,300473

The average US resident produces 19 tons of CO2.
This power plant produces as much CO2 as 75,832 people.



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