With five bangs as explosives detonate, Duke Energy goes greener in Wilmington with the implosion and destruction of a huge boiler unit at its retired coal-fired L.V. Sutton Plant.
Watch the video in slo-mo and from different angles:
The imploded boiler is one of three at the plant.
“The company continues to remove older coal units as part of a plan to shift to cleaner, more efficient energy sources in North Carolina,” Duke Energy noted.
“The company retired the coal units in 2013 after a new natural gas-fired plant came into service at the site. The new natural gas units generate electricity more efficiently for customers and with lower emissions than the coal plant did during its operation.”
Two towering smokestacks are currently being dismantled.
Two more demolitions are set at the Sutton Plant, one in May and the other sometime this fall.