OPERATOR: Progress Energy Carolinas
LOCATION: Buncombe County, NC
CONNECTION SUMMARY: This power plant purchases coal directly from Central Appalachian strip mines. Of the Appalachian communities featured on this site, the one most closely connected to this power plant is Kayford Mountain, West Virginia.
INTERACTIVE MAP: Click any of the mine icons in the map below to get a close-up view of where your power comes from - each mine symbol represents a connection to mountaintop removal for Asheville and for electricity consumers connected to Progress Energy Carolinas. Direct suppliers of strip mined coal from Central Appalachia are shown in red. See below for the legend and navigation hints.