By Editors of Power Engineering
Entergy’s plans to build a 993-MW combined-cycle natural gas plant in Texas was officially approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the company announced.
“Southeast Texas has some of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Entergy Texas is committed to meeting our customers’ energy needs now and in the future. This investment will provide customers a new source of reliable power that reduces costs and lowers emissions, while also benefitting the southeast Texas economy,” said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas.
Entergy originally filed its proposal for the plant, called the Montgomery County Power Station, to be built north of Conroe, Texas in October 2016. The company plans to break ground in the first quarter of 2019 and hopes to have it operational by summer 2021.
Entergy Texas provides electricity to 440,000 customers in 27 counties.