Federal environmental officials said they won’t know until Friday whether they will investigate an explosion at Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen, one of the nation’s largest coal-fired power plants.
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Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen was shut down following an explosion at one of the four coal-fired units.
The units are capable of producing 3,200 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 1.75 million homes a year.
The electricity produced makes up less than 10 percent of the 45,000 megawatts of power produced across Southern Co.’s four-state power system, which includes natural gas, coal and nuclear plants.