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Weatherspoon Implosion - Nov. 22, 2013
After more than two years of planning and preparation, the remaining portions of Duke Energy Progress' W.H. Weatherspoon Power Plant, in Lumberton, N.C., were imploded by our demolition specialist on November 22, 2013. By retiring, decommissioning and demolishing our older, less efficient coal units, Duke Energy has the opportunity to modernize our generation fleet to better serve our customers in the future. With the culmination of the demolition activities, Duke Energy will be able to move forward with our ultimate goal of removing the coal plant entirely and restoring the site to ground level.