Plant Yates began commercial operation in 1950 in Coweta County, Georgia, and five of the seven coal-fired units were retired in 2015. The two remaining units, capable of producing 700 MW of electricity, were converted to natural gas.
The company prepares and submits an ash pond dewatering plan to Environmental Protection Division for its approval. The ash pond dewatering plan for Plant Yates was approved by EPD in September 2018. 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 below represent 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.