The first STAR® Plant was built at SCE&G’s McMeekin Station in Lexington, South Carolina. It began commercial operations in February 2008. To date, the McMeekin STAR® has processed high LOI fly ash originating from more than 16 facilities into premium quality fly ash for use in construction.
Lessons learned from the first STAR® Plant were incorporated into the design of the next generation STAR® II Facility, which began commercial operations in September 2012. This STAR® II Facility is owned by NRG and is located in Newburg, Maryland.
The third STAR® facility began operations in 2015, and is located in Georgetown, South Carolina, at the Santee Cooper Winyah Generating Station. It is the only facility capable of processing ash from surface ponds.