Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 18.28% is in the US. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in the US, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

1. West County Energy Center

The West County Energy Center is a 4,263MW thermal power project located in Florida, the US. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2009. Florida Power & Light own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Bowen Steam Turbine Power Plant

The 3,498.60MW Bowen Steam Turbine Power Plant thermal power project is located in Georgia, the US. It was commissioned in 1971. The project is owned by Georgia Power. Buy the profile here.

3. Gibson Power Plant

The Gibson Power Plant is a 3,339.50MW thermal project. Duke Energy Indiana; Indiana Municipal Power Agency; Wabash Valley Power Association owns the project. It was commissioned in 1975. It is located in Indiana, the US. Buy the profile here.

4. DTE Monroe Power Plant

The DTE Monroe Power Plant thermal project with a capacity of 3,279.60MW came online in 1971. DTE Electric have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Michigan, the US. Buy the profile here.

5. John E Amos Power Plant

The John E Amos Power Plant has been operating since 1971. The 2,932.60MW thermal project is located in West Virginia, the US. Appalachian Power have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.