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Brandon Shores SCR System

Announcement of SCR upgrade

May 2009

Start of operation

Unit 1 came on line in 1984 and unit 2 in 1991

SCR system added

1999, upgraded in 2006


1300MW (2 × 690MW gross)

Plant type

Coal fired


Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA

Estimated investment in SCR system


Plant owner

Constellation Power Source

Steam units

Two coal-fired steam boilers, with steam reheated to 538°C

Control system

Emerson Ovation expert control system and SmartProcess SCR optimisation


250 tons of 0.7% sulphur coal per hour

Pollution control

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), overfire air, low NO<span class="sub">x</span> burners, electrostatic precipitator.

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