Plant McIntosh began commercial operation in 1979 in Effingham County, Georgia and was retired in 2019. Prior to retirement, the coal-fired unit was capable of producing 160 MW of electricity. There are two natural gas combined cycle units and eight simple cycle combustion turbines remaining onsite.
The company prepares and submits an ash pond dewatering plan to EPD for its approval. This site-specific plan identifies the enhanced water treatment system, controls and monitoring that will be used during the process to ensure that the water discharged is protective of water quality standards.
Discharged water is being actively sampled in compliance with federal and state regulations. Data results will be updated as the process continues.
Georgia Power submitted CCR permit applications to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) in November 2018. The documents provided belowrepresent the approved permit(s) or current submittals as of July 2021 still under EPD review and the link to the final EPD approved CCR permit and documents will be provided upon permit issuance.