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Pine Bluff Energy Center, located in Pine Bluff, Ark., is a state-of-the-art, 215-megawatt power plant. It has one combustion turbine that is routed to a heat recovery steam generator that provides steam to one steam turbine. The plant is also equipped with an auxiliary boiler, which can provide steam when the plant is not producing electricity.

The plant sells electricity into several markets in the south and Midwest and provides steam to its host facility, Evergreen Packaging. The Evergreen Packaging paper mill is the largest employer in Pine Bluff and produces approximately 20 percent of the milk and juice carton paper used in the world.

Location:Pine Bluff, AR
Commercial Operation Date:September 2001
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):184 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):215 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration
Turbines:GE combustion and GE steam
NERC Region:SERC