Duke Energy continues to transform energy landscape in Wilmington

Duke Energy reached another important milestone Sunday after imploding one of three boiler units at the retired coal-fired L.V. Sutton Plant.

The company said they continue to remove older coal units as part of a plan to shift to cleaner, more efficient energy sources in North Carolina. 

The company retired the coal units in 2013 after a new natural gas-fired plant came into service at the site. The new natural gas units generate electricity more efficiently for customers and with lower emissions than the coal plant did during its operation. 

The April 10 implosion is the first of three similar events to take place at the Sutton Plant. The next is scheduled in May and the final demolition event will take place in the fall of 2016.

To learn more about the company's coal plant decommissioning program, click here. 

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