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Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines Compliance Data and Information

On May 9, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule to revise the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category Effluent Limitations Guidelines (2024 ELG Rule).  The 2024 ELG Rule sets new technology-based limitations and standards for the steam electric power generating point source category applicable to flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater, bottom ash transport water (BATW), combustion residual leachate (CRL) and certain legacy wastewater at existing sources.  The 2024 ELG Rule is effective on July 8, 2024.

stake.comAlabama Power Company (APC) is currently evaluating, with respect to each generating facility impacted by the rule, all compliance options and best available technologies economically achievable to comply with discharge limitations and compliance deadlines set out in the 2024 ELG Rule.  APC will select the best pathway for each individual unit or facility that will ensure compliance while continuing to serve our customers with clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity, and continuing to protect downstream water quality and the people and wildlife that live and play in the state’s water bodies.

The 2024 ELG rule is the latest in a series of revisions to the effluent limitations guidelines that the EPA has published since 2015. In all cases, APC has worked diligently to maintain compliance with any and all requirements in these rulemakings

Learn more about the 2024 ELG Rule.


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Generating facilities that fall under the portion of the 2024 ELG Rule that require information to be posted are listed below.

Plant Barry, Alabama Power Company

Plant Barry

Plant Barry is in southwest Alabama, about 25 miles north of Mobile. It has provided safe, reliable power to Alabama Power customers for more than 60 years. The employees at Plant Barry are committed to serving customers and protecting the environment, and the plant is an important part of the local economy. 

Plant Barry, Alabama Power Company

Plant Gaston

Plant Gaston is in Shelby County, Alabama, near the town of Wilsonville. It has provided safe, reliable power to Alabama Power customers for more than 50 years. The employees at Plant Gaston are committed to serving customers and protecting the environment, and the plant is an important part of the local economy. 

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