{{#badges: CoalSwarm| Climate change}} Thames Generation Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by AES near Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Plant DataEdit

  • Owner: AES Thames LLC
  • Parent Company: AES
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 214 MW
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 214 MW (1989)
  • Location: 141 Depot Rd., Uncasville, CT 06382
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.434694, -72.097417
  • Coal Consumption:
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  • Number of Employees:

Emissions DataEdit

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,710,548 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • 2006 NOx Emissions:
  • 2005 Mercury Emissions:

The following table gives more info on this plant's SO2 emissions levels, as well as on whatever SO2 emissions "scrubbers" (Flue Gas Desulfurization units, or FGDs) have been installed at the plant.[1][2]

Unit # Year Built Capacity MWh Produced (2005) SO2 Emissions (2005) SO2 Emissions per MWh (2005) Average Annual Coal Sulfur Content FGD Unit Type FGD In-Service Year FGD SO2 Removal Efficiency
Total 1989 214 MW 1,258,706 MWh N/A N/A 1.31% circulating dry scrubber 1990 90%

Coal SourcesEdit

In 2008, the 486,980 tons of coal burned at the AES Thames plant in New London came from Webster, West Virgina.[3]

Articles and ResourcesEdit


  1. Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
  2. EIA-767, Energy Information Administration, 2005.
  3. "New England power plants that use coal and where the coal comes from", "Appalachian Voices", accessed March 30, 2009.

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