September 23rd, 2023 – 9:30 AM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter –
Saturday morning Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond smokestacks, considered by many as a Coosa landmark, stood for one last time before its scheduled demolition.
Located off of Alabama Highway, Plant Hammond began commercial operation in 1954 and was retired in 2019.
Prior to being retired, the steam-electric generating plant utilized four coal-fired units capable of producing 800 Megawatts of power.
Georgia Power selected the Hibbert family (Aisleigh, Annabelle, and Jo) to detonate the charges for the smokestacks demolition.