List of power stations in Alabama

This is a list of electricity-generatingpower stations in Alabama, sorted by type and name. In 2019, Alabama had a total summer capacity of 29,256 MW through all of its power plants, and a net generation of 142,679 GWh.[2] The corresponding electrical energy generation mix was 40.1% natural gas, 30.6% nuclear, 18.7% coal, 8.0% hydroelectric, 2.3% biomass, and 0.3% solar. The state is the second largest hydroelectric producer in the eastern U.S. (after New York), and its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant is the nation’s second largest nuclear generating facility.[1]

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Sources of Alabama utility-scale electricity generation:
full-year 2019[1]

  Coal (18.7%)
  Natural Gas (40.1%)
  Hydroelectric (8.0%)
  Nuclear (30.6%)
  Biomass (2.3%)
  Solar (0.3%)

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Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Refs
Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station Jackson County

34°42′31″N85°55′45″W

TBD cancelled
Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant Limestone County 34°42′15″N87°07′08″W 3,774.4 1974 – Unit 1
1975 – Unit 2
1977 – Unit 3
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station Houston County 31°13′23″N85°06′42″W 1,751.0 1977 – Unit 1
1981 – Unit 2
Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Coal Type Year
Completed
Operational/Closure Date Refs
James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant(Plant Barry) Mobile County 31°0′21.2688″N88°0′40.9782″W 1,770.7 Coal (Bituminous) 1954 – Unit 1
1954 – Unit 2
1959 – Unit 3
1969 – Unit 4
1971 – Unit 5
Operational – Units 4 & 5
2015 – Units 1 & 2 converted to Natural Gas
Closed
2012 – Unit 3
[3]
Colbert Fossil Plant(Plant Colbert) Colbert County 34°44′27.5994″N87°50′57.8004″W 1,350.0 Coal (Bituminous) 1955 – Unit 1
1955 – Unit 2
1955 – Unit 3
1955 – Unit 4
1965 – Unit 5
Closed
2016 – Units 1-4
2013 – Unit 5
[4][5][6][7]
E. C. Gaston Power Station(Plant Gaston) Shelby County 33°14′24″N86°27′50.3994″W 2,012.8 Coal (Bituminous) 1960 – Unit 1
1960 – Unit 2
1961 – Unit 3
1962 – Unit 4
1974 – Unit 5
Operational – Unit 5
2015 – Units 1-4 converted to Natural Gas
[8]
William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant (Plant Gorgas) Walker County 33°38′42.1008″N87°11′55.5″W 1,416.7 Coal (Bituminous) 1951 – Unit 6
1952 – Unit 7
1956 – Unit 8
1958 – Unit 9
1972 – Unit 10
Closed
2015 – Units 6 & 7
2019 – Units 8-10
[9][10]
Charles R. Lowman Power Plant Washington County 31°29′23.3988″N87°55′17.3994″W 538.0 Coal (Bituminous) 1969 – Unit 1
1978 – Unit 2
1980 – Unit 3
Operational [11][12]
James H. Miller Jr. Electric Generating Plant(Plant Miller) Jefferson County 33°38′44.2746″N87°3′25.4478″W 2,822.0 Coal (Bituminous) 1978 – Unit 1
1985 – Unit 2
1989 – Unit 3
1991 – Unit 4
Operational [13]
Widows Creek Fossil Plant Jackson County 34°53′28.8996″N85°45′2.8002″W 1,969.0 Coal (Bituminous) 1952 – Unit 1
1952 – Unit 2
1952 – Unit 3
1953 – Unit 4
1954 – Unit 5
1954 – Unit 6
1961 – Unit 7
1965 – Unit 8
Closed
2012-2013 – Units 1-6
2014 – Unit 8
2015 – Unit 7
[14][15][16]

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