OPERATOR: Duke Energy Carolinas LLC
LOCATION: Gaston 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 Riverbend and for electricity consumers connected to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC. Direct suppliers of strip mined coal from Central Appalachia are shown in red. See below for the legend and navigation hints.