Combined Cycle, New Projects

Entergy Proposes 993-MW Combined-Cycle Plant in Texas

By Editors of Power Engineering

Entergy Texas announced plans for a $937.3 million, 993-MW combined-cycle gas plant to be built north of Conroe, Texas.

The plant would serve 434,000 Entergy customers in 27 southeastern Texas counties primarily to the north and east of Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Construction would begin in early 2019 and the facility would enter service in 2021. Plans have just been filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

“The Montgomery County Power Station is an investment in modern technology that will save our customers $1.7 billion over 30 years by reducing our reliance on energy markets,” said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas.

The Entergy Texas region, which operates as an integrated monopoly outside of the primary, deregulated Texas grid, receives power from outside states and operates as part of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator grid.

The Entergy region opted out of Texas deregulation more than a decade ago because of a perceived lack of retail electricity competition.