Columbia Energy Center

Columbia Energy Center is located in Calhoun County, South Carolina. Two combustion turbines are routed to two heat recovery steam generators, which provide steam to one steam turbine. The construction of the plant was coordinated and managed by Calpine using a general contractor.

Columbia Energy Center provides electricity into the regionís growing wholesale power market and supplies thermal energy to DAK Americas under a long-term contract expiring in 2024.


Calhoun County, SC

Commercial Operation Date:

May 2004

Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):

455 megawatts

Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):

606 megawatts


Calpine 100%


Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration


GE combustion and Toshiba steam

NERC Region: