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# What is the average output MW of a coal power plant?

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There are 492 coal-fired power plants in the U.S., with an average size of 667 megawatts (MW) and an average age of 40 years.

Source: "Form EIA-860 Database, Annual Electric Generator Report," U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration,
2005 data set. http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia860.html

From: http://www.energyjustice.net/coal/igcc/factsheet-long.pdf
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