Entergy Texas on February 15 started building of its first new energy plant in 40 years. The Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), situated in Willis, will probably be a 993-MW mixed cycle gasoline turbine plant, adjoining to the present Lewis Creek Power Plant.
Entergy Texas is a part of Entergy Corporation, which supplies energy to about three million clients in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The firm in an announcement stated “the ability will present a brand new supply of dependable, low-cost and clear vitality to fulfill the rising energy demand throughout Southeast Texas.” The plant is anticipated to enter industrial operation by mid-2021.
Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas, at Friday’s groundbreaking stated, “Southeast Texas is rising, and Entergy Texas wants to speculate now to energy that progress. By offering dependable, reasonably priced energy, we are able to meet our clients’ wants at present, whereas laying the muse for future progress throughout our area.”
Entergy Texas has stated the brand new plant, with cleaner and extra environment friendly mixed cycle expertise, will save its clients about $1.7 billion in vitality prices over the following 30 years.
“We are dedicated to creating investments that transfer our clients and communities ahead,” stated Rainer. “MCPS is part of our $2 billion funding in infrastructure that can create jobs, spur financial improvement and serve our clients.”
—Darrell Proctor is a POWER affiliate editor (@DarrellProctor1, @POWERmagazine).
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