Duke Energy invests $400 million in pollution control in Indiana
Construction is now under way in Cayuga as nearly 300 construction workers are adding new pollution control equipment to Duke Energy’s coal-fired Cayuga power plant.
Many of the mostly local workers are building 200-foot structures called selective catalytic reduction systems.
The equipment changes mercury into a substance the plant‘s other pollution control equipment can better capture.
The equipment will go into service in late 2014 for Unit 1 and mid-2015 for Unit 2.
Total cost for the upgrades is estimated at around $400 million dollars with $124 million of that going to Indiana based vendors and contractors.
The equipment upgrades will prepare the company for anticipated tougher, future federal requirements on pollutants.
Statewide, Duke Energy says that they have invested approximately $2.8 billion since 1990 in federally mandated pollution control measures.
More information and a photo of Cayuga power plant is available at this link: http://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/coal-fired/cayuga.asp