The Largest Coal Power Plants in the US

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type MWh Generated CO2 Emissions Rank Emissions CO2 Emissions/MWh Rant Emissions/MWh Closing Date
Jefferson County AL Coal 20,252,053MWh 19,657,302,878.9kg 1 970.6kg/MWh 221
Franklin County MO Coal 16,590,993MWh 16,819,592,130.8kg 2 1013.8kg/MWh 173
Rusk County TX Coal 13,164,418MWh 14,631,323,822.9kg 3 1111.4kg/MWh 75
Thompsons TX Coal 12,934,117MWh 13,795,316,822.8kg 4 1066.6kg/MWh 117 1/2045
Monroe County MI Coal 13,815,686MWh 13,574,658,910.1kg 5 982.6kg/MWh 207
Gallia County OH Coal 13,776,607MWh 13,264,761,516.8kg 6 962.8kg/MWh 226
Robertson County TX Coal 12,211,634MWh 12,022,992,335.4kg 7 984.6kg/MWh 204
Washington County IL Coal 12,662,396MWh 11,307,605,416.8kg 8 893.0kg/MWh 257
FirstEnergy Harrison Power StationMon Power (100.00%)
Harrison County WV Coal 11,476,110MWh 11,037,080,617.4kg 9 961.7kg/MWh 227
Putnam County WV Coal 11,956,892MWh 11,000,183,080.5kg 10 920.0kg/MWh 250
Sweetwater County WY Coal 10,334,200MWh 10,862,320,538.1kg 11 1051.1kg/MWh 126
Carroll County KY Coal 10,572,509MWh 10,733,635,210.1kg 12 1015.2kg/MWh 170
Fayette County TX Coal 10,266,507MWh 10,486,535,495.6kg 13 1021.4kg/MWh 162
Colstrip MT Coal 10,002,582MWh 10,396,252,115.2kg 14 1039.4kg/MWh 141
Cumberland City TN Coal 10,286,757MWh 10,380,411,358.2kg 15 1009.1kg/MWh 183 12/2028
Gibson County IN Coal 9,191,146MWh 9,428,824,859.5kg 16 1025.9kg/MWh 157
Jeffrey Energy CenterEvergy (100.00%)
Pottawatomie County KS Coal 8,322,061MWh 9,365,693,525.4kg 17 1125.4kg/MWh 68
Jefferson County OH Coal 10,019,137MWh 9,192,592,979.7kg 18 917.5kg/MWh 252
Emery County UT Coal 9,240,947MWh 9,043,743,380.3kg 19 978.7kg/MWh 210
Monroe County GA Coal 8,323,638MWh 8,924,613,048.2kg 20 1072.2kg/MWh 108
Becker MN Coal 9,184,464MWh 8,905,165,152.9kg 21 969.6kg/MWh 223 12/2034
Bartow County GA Coal 9,432,180MWh 8,651,079,726.1kg 22 917.2kg/MWh 253
McLean County ND Coal 8,966,221MWh 8,515,531,781.1kg 23 949.7kg/MWh 232 10/2022
Platte County WY Coal 8,279,842MWh 8,388,145,672kg 24 1013.1kg/MWh 175
Apache County AZ Coal 8,101,725MWh 8,368,455,274.4kg 25 1032.9kg/MWh 150
AES PetersburgAES Indiana (100.00%)
Pike County IN Coal 8,289,743MWh 8,308,602,019.5kg 26 1002.3kg/MWh 190
Ottawa County MI Coal 8,249,921MWh 8,143,785,812.9kg 27 987.1kg/MWh 203 5/2025
Randolph County MO Coal 8,564,890MWh 8,057,338,471.7kg 28 940.7kg/MWh 239
Pueblo CO Coal 7,936,813MWh 8,001,223,251.4kg 29 1008.1kg/MWh 185
Maysville KY Coal 8,339,893MWh 7,745,284,752.5kg 30 928.7kg/MWh 248
Jefferson County MO Coal 8,197,883MWh 7,735,340,280.9kg 31 943.6kg/MWh 237 12/2039
San Juan County NM Coal 7,805,118MWh 7,581,538,150.6kg 32 971.4kg/MWh 220 12/2031
Trimble County KY Coal 8,220,277MWh 7,544,187,386kg 33 917.8kg/MWh 251
Pleasants Power StationFirst Energy (100.00%)
Pleasants County WV Coal 7,559,814MWh 7,527,681,033.4kg 34 995.7kg/MWh 197 6/2022
KeystoneKeystone Power LLC (3.70%)ArcLight Capital (55.62%)PSEG (11.67%)Talen Energy (12.34%)Keystone Power Pass-Through Holders LLC (16.67%)
Armstrong County PA Coal 7,414,071MWh 7,409,655,262kg 35 999.4kg/MWh 192
Louisville/Jefferson County metro government KY Coal 7,376,486MWh 7,394,683,653.5kg 36 1002.5kg/MWh 188
Moffat County CO Coal 7,260,616MWh 7,349,120,679kg 37 1012.2kg/MWh 176 12/2029
Platte County MO Coal 7,798,473MWh 7,273,069,556.4kg 38 932.6kg/MWh 245
Berkeley County SC Coal 7,322,978MWh 7,137,270,795.5kg 39 974.6kg/MWh 213
Bexar County TX Coal 7,235,966MWh 7,114,149,867.6kg 40 983.2kg/MWh 206
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-06-02 Last Updated: 2022-03-09