Kyger Creek Power Plant

Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-gigawatt, 1,000 (MW) coal-fired power station located south of Cheshire, Ohio in Gallia County, Ohio. It is operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.

Opening: 1955

Primary fuel: Coal

Cooling source: Ohio River

Address: 7397 OH-7, Cheshire, OH 45620

Phone: 740-289-7200

The Kyger Creek was launched into service in 1955. The plant with its five units supplied electricity for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio along with its sister plant, Clifty Creek Power Plant in Madison, Indiana. The Kyger Creek is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) downstream along the Ohio River from a much larger, newer coal-fired Gavin Power Plant. It has one of the tallest chimneys in the world at 1,001 feet (305 m), built in 1980. Pollution control systems were installed at Kyger Creek in 2001 to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 80%. The implementation of two jet bubbling reactor flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) systems in 2011 reduced 98% of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at Kyger Creek.

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