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Plant Scherer

Plant Scherer began commercial operation in 1982 in Monroe County, Georgia. The four coal-fired units are capable of producing nearly 3,720 MW of electricity.

Ash Pond Dewatering Plan

The company prepares and submits an ash pond dewatering plan to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for its approval. The ash pond dewatering plan for Plant Scherer was approved by EPD in March 2023. 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.

Ash Pond Dewatering Results

Discharged water is being actively sampled in compliance with federal and state regulations. Data results will be updated as the process continues.

Ash Pond Dewatering Results - 2024

CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information

Georgia Power submitted CCR permit applications to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in November 2018. The documents provided herein represent the approved permit(s) or current submittals as of May 2023 still under EPD review and the link to the final EPD approved CCR permit and documents will be provided upon permit issuance.



Assessment of Corrective Measures

Notice of Assessment of Corrective Measures - November 2021

Assessment of Corrective Measures Report - 2022


Ongoing semiannual updates to the site Assessment of Corrective Measures are provided as part of the Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action Reports


The CCR solid waste permit has been issued for Landfill. Please refer to the permit and supporting documents which reflect the approved plans for the site.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available or as it is required.

ELG Rule Compliance Data and Information

On May 9, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final Supplemental Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Point Source Category (ELGs). Georgia Power is providing the following data and information as detailed in 40 C.F.R. Part 423.19.

Notices of Planned Participation:

ELG Progress

Progress reports towards meeting the Voluntary Incentive Plan (VIP) effluent limits for Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater and information regarding the subcategory for Permanent Cessation of Coal Combustion.

ELG Progress Reports