8 July 2010 -- Fluor Corp. completed commissioning the second and final unit of Luminant's new 1,600 MW Oak Grove Power Plant in Texas and has turned over daily operations of the power plant to Luminant.
The completed units are designed to have lower emission rates than any existing lignite plant in the state and at least 70 percent lower than the national coal plant average. The plants' environmental controls are designed to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter. Oak Grove is also among the nation's first pulverized coal plant fueled by lignite to use new activated carbon sorbent injection technology to remove mercury.
Oak Grove Unit 2 is moving into the final on-line testing phase, which when completed, will make the unit fully available for reliability dispatch by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
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