North Branch Power Station is located on 287 acres in Bayard, West Virginia. North Branch consists of a single 74-megawatt coal-fired generating unit that began commercial operation in 1992.
The station powers the steam turbine generator with two circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers.
The steam cycle is cooled using an air-cooled condenser that eliminates the thermal discharge to water.
As part of an air permit for the Warren County Power Station, Dominion has agreed to mitigate potential impact on Shenandoah National Park by closing North Branch when the Warren County station becomes operational.