The Barry Electric Generating Plant is located on the Mobile River in southern Alabama about 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of Mobile and some 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Pensacola, Florida. Barry Electric Generating Plant produces electricity to 1.4 million Alabama customers that include residents, businesses, and industries. It is one of the four utilities that Southern Company operates in the United States.
The Barry Electric Generating Plant has seven generating units with capacity for 2.6 million kilowatts. The plant uses coal and natural gas as fuel.
The Barry Electric Generating Plant Coal Dock receives coal for plant consumption and moors barges. Alabama Power Company operates the dock. Open storage areas at the rear of the dock can store about 1.3 million tons of coal. The Coal Dock has berthing space of 609.6 meters (2000 feet) with alongside depth of 4 meters (13 feet).
Ergon Oil Purchasing Company owns and operates Bucks Dock at the Barry Electric Generating Plant. The wharf is used to ship crude oil by barge. One 12-inch pipelines connects the wharf to an 80-thousand barrel crude oil tank. The dock has berthing space of 61 meters (200 feet) with alongside depth of 3 meters (10 feet).
While the dock is not currently in use, Alabama Power Company owns the Barry Electric Generating Plant Fuel Oil Dock. In the past, the dock was used to receive fuel oil for plant consumption. The dock offers berthing space of 61 meters (200 feet) with alongside depth of 3 meters (10 feet).