Beesley's Point Generating StationEdit profile
The Beesley's Point Generating Station, also called the B.L. England Generating Station, is a power plant in Upper Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States, on the Great Egg Harbor River. The facility provides approximately 450 megawatts of generating capacity from three generating units. Two units burn coal (and up to 7 percent used tires) and the third unit burns bunker C oil. Its large smokestack, altered to resemble a lighthouse, contains a sulfur dioxide scrubber which removes the SO2 from the flue gas and converts it into gypsum, which can be sold. The scrubber allows the two coal units to use less expensive high sulfur coal from West Virginia.
The plant is visible from the Great Egg Harbor Bridge on the Garden State Parkway, and many confuse it with the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station and its hyperbolic cooling tower, which recirculates hot water to avoid discharging into Barnegat Bay and causing thermal pollution.
On August 17, 2006, Pepco Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Atlantic City Electric Company, reached an agreement to sell the facility to RC Cape May Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Rockland Capital Energy Investments, LLC for $12.2 million.