This abandoned power plant was shut down long ago. Little resources can be found online, but the site is right next to the old Beaunit Fiber factory, and was most likely the power plant for the old Alabama Army Ammunition Plant, located very close by.
Multiple stories of grated metal flooring, mostly intact machinery and pipes. Incredible. I loved this place. Probably one of the greatest places near Birmingham.
The lot itself is semi-maintained, and the water ponds have fairly new and active pumping equipment in them. Both adjacent lots are active and staffed.
Keep Out - But wide open, as if inviting us in...
An overall view of the generators in the foreground, and the four coal fired combustion chambers in the background.
Old gauges, frozen in time.
I'm not a power plant engineer, but I suspect that these fed air into the combustion chamber.
This chart captured the plants final moments as it was shut down - for good.
Looks like these batteries are just a bit past their expiration date.
And then we left. Few places can rival this abandoned power plant.