CCGT Plants in Texas - other
Decordova GT
Location: TX
Operator: TXU Energy Co LLC
Configuration: 4 X 90 MW 7001EA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1990
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch

Photograph by Mike McPhee and courtesy of Power
Posted 17 Jul 2004

Black Hawk
Location: TX
Operator: Quixx Corp
Configuration: 2 X 112.5-MW W501D5A gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: This plant was built in 15mos at the Phillips Refinery in Borger with two gas turbines and two single-pressure HRSGs. The boilers use refinery residue gas for duct firing and generate up to 1.2mn pph of process steam.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 15 Dec 2001

CR Wing
Location: TX
Operator: CE Generation LLC
Configuration: 200-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, jet fuel
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Brush, Hitachi
EPC: Century Contractors West
Quick facts: This industrial cogen project sells electricity to TXU and steam to Fina Oil & Chemical.

Photograph courtesy ofMidAmerican Energy
Posted 27 Apr 2003

Dell Children's Medicial Center
Location: TX
Operator: Austin Energy
Configuration: 1 X 4.3-MW Mercury 50 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Rentech
T/G supplier: Solar
EPC: Burns & McDonnell
Quick facts: This commercial CHP supplies steam, chilled water, and electricity to the hospital. This was the second installation of the Mercury 50, developed by Solar in cooperation with the US Dept of Energy. Operation at 3ppm NOX and 2ppm CO is possible.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 22 Mar 2007

Ector County
Location: TX
Operator: Invenergy LLC
Configuration: 2 X 165 MW F73 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Lauren
Quick facts: This plant is in unincorporated Ector County, about 20mi northwest of Odessa and connects to Oncor's 138kV Holt Substation. Construction began in Nov 2014 and Ector County went commercial on 11 Sep 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Invenergy LLC
Posted 13 Nov 2015

Elk Station
Location: TX
Operator: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
Configuration: 1 X 200 MW F7.05 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2015
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Kiewit/TIC
Quick facts: Elk Station broke ground in early Jun 2014 and achieved commercial operation on 12 Jun 2015. The site is just east of the Antelope gas-engine PS. This machine is capable of reaching 70% full-load capacity within 10min. This is the first 7F.05 startup in the USA and First 7F Unit to Operate with the Advanced DLN2.6+ combustion system.

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Posted 9 Sep 2015

Ennis
Location: TX
Operator: Suez Energy Generation NA
Configuration: 343-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501G gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: Parsons E&C, TIC
Quick Facts: Cooling water makeup for Ennis is effluent from the City of Ennis waste water treatment plant supplemented by water from nearby Lake Bardwell. The facility’s output is marketed to ERCOT wholesale customers through SUEZ Energy Marketing.

Photograph courtesy of National Petroleum & Energy
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Fort Bliss
Location: TX
Operator: US Army
Configuration: 1 X 25 MW 5001 gas turbine
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Manning
Quick facts: This project is a JV of the Army and El Paso Electric’s MiraSol energy services group. The machine is used as a peak shaver with back-up duty to the base in the event of a blackout on the local grid. The Frame 5 was purchased in Columbia, dismantled and shipped to Revak Turbo-Machinery Services where it was re-built. Water injection equipment was added for NOx control and power augmentation.

Photograph courtesy of Manning Industries
Posted 18 May 2008

Freestone
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: Two 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: UTEC
Quick facts: Freestone Energy Center was originally developed by Entergy Corp and acquired by Calpine in June 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 29 Feb 2004

Johnson County
Location: TX
Operator: NAES Corp
Configuration: 268-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501FC gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: BVZ (Black & Veatch, Zachry)
Quick facts: The facility was originally named Cleburne and was developed by an affiliate of Tenaska Inc. It went online in Jan 1997. In Jun 2000, a 90% stake was sold to an affiliate of Delta Power LLC and Brazos Electric Power Coop, the original electricity customer, acquired the plant in 2005. The power station sells steam to the City of Cleburne and uses city water and treated waste water from the local STP. The HRSG was rebuilt in 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 6 Jul 2013

Lamar Energy
Location: TX
Operator: NextEra Energy Resources LLC
Configuration: two 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Lamar Energy Center is in Paris about 110mi northeast of Dallas. This was originally a parnerthip of FPL Energy and Panda Energy. FPL took over the project in Apr 1999.

Photograph courtesy of NextEra Energy Resources LLC
Posted 25 Jan 2012

Midlothian
Location: TX
Operator: IPR GDF SUEZ North America
Configuration: 6 X 275 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT24B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000-2002
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Bibb, Alstom, Lauren, Dick Corp
Quick facts: This plant was ordered in 1998 as American National Power Inc's first greenfield project.

Photograph courtesy of International Power
Posted 2 Sep 2006

Montana Avenue
Location: TX
Operator: El Paso Electric Co
Configuration: 4 X 88-MW LMS100PA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2015-2016
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Saulsbury Industries
Quick facts: This simple-cycle plant is in east El Paso. The first two units completed in Mar 2015, Unit-3 in May 2016, and Unit-4 in Sep 2016.

Photograph courtesy of El Paso Elctric Co
Posted 17 Sep 2016

Mustang Station
Location: TX
Operator: NAES
Configuration: 490-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: Applied Thermal Systems
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: Bibb, Gilbert Southern
Quick facts: The plant is owned by an affiliate of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative and Denver City Energy Associates LP.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Investor Funds LLC
Posted 12 Nov 2005

Newman-5
Location: TX
Operator: El Paso Electric Co
Configuration: 288-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2009-2011
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Wood Group, TIC
Quick facts: This $234mn project broke ground in July 2008. The GTs went commercial in May 2009 and the steamer followed in Apr 2011.

Photograph courtesy of El Paso Elctric Co
Posted 18 Jun 2011

Odessa
Location: TX
Operator: Energy Capital Partners
Configuration: Two 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Odessa and its sister plant Guadelupe were developed by Texas Independent Energy, a 50:50 JV of Panda Energy International and PSEG Global. PSEG later bought out Panda and, in Jul 2011, sold Odessa to Energy Capital Partners for about $335mn. The first block went commercial in Jul 2001 followed by the second block in Sep 2001. GE Industrial Services built the switchyard. The plant is served by gas pipelines owned by El Paso, ONEOK, and Enterprise.

Photograph courtesy of PSEG Texas
Posted 21 Jan 2008

Panda Sherman
Location: TX
Operator: Panda Power Funds
Configuration: two 600-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2014-2015
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: Panda Sherman has a 200ac site in Progress Industrial Park, Sherman. Siemens Financial Services helped finance the project with a $35mn term loan to partially fund construction. The air permit was issued in Feb 2010, construction started in Jul 2010, and the project was dedicated in mid-Nov 2014. 50% power production can be reached in 10min and full load capacity in 30min. Lead debt arrangers were Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of Panda Power Funds
Posted 21 Nov 2014

Paris
Location: TX
Operator: Direct Energy LP
Configuration: 250-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 1989
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Brush
EPC: Century Contractors West
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, Direct Energy acquired the Paris power station from Tenaska III Texas Partners (TP) for $47.5mn. The facility is debt free, and became a 100 percent merchant plant on January 31, 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 21 Jan 2008

Quail Run-1
Location: TX
Operator: Navasota Energy Partners LP
Configuration: 275-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: PB Power, Teton
Quick Facts: Quail Run Energy Center is on a 180ac site near Odessa and the Waha natural gas supply basin. The plant is connected to TXU's 345 kV transmission system and receives gas from the Enterprise Texas and ONEOK-WESTEX pipelines. The plant operator is North American Energy Services and the energy manager is Eagle Energy Partners I LP. Construction started in Mar 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Navasota Energy Partners LP
Posted 4 Jul 2007

Ray Olinger GT
Location: TX
Operator: Garland Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 83 MW 7001EA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Lutz, Daily & Brain, Fagen
Quick facts: This project cost $19.9mn and was completed on 13 Jul 2001. Ful load can be reached in 30min. The 440,000lb generator was shipped from Austria.

Photograph courtesy of Lutz, Daily & Brain
Posted 30 May 2015

Sweetwater
Location: TX
Operator: Luminant Generation Co LLC
Configuration: 245-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines CHP, 1 X 37-MW 6001B gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1989 (ret)
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Built by Enserch Development as Encogen One and acquired by TXU in May 2002. Supplied steam to US Gypsum wallboard plant. Original $395mn development cost includes 150 bcf of in-situ natural gas. The plant was closed in 2011.

Photograph courtesy of TXU
Posted 14 Nov 2004

Tenaska Gateway
Location: TX
Operator: Tenaska Inc
Configuration: 845-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch, HB Zachry
Quick facts: This $200mn+ power station provides Rusk County with significant financial benefits including annual plant payroll and subcontractor budgets of approximately $2mn and property tax revenues. The Gateway plant is connected to AEP's Pirkey-Crockett 345kV line and can dispatch to three separate NERC regions. There are four possible configurations in dual-grid operation: The steam turbine by itself on one grid, or the steam turbine with one, two, or three gas turbines. An affiliate of Coral Power purchases the power output for sale on a merchant basis. In 2006, Tenaska Gateway was presented with a Best Practices Award from Combined Cycle Journal for a variable frequency drive project.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 15 Jul 2007

Texas Tech
Location: TX
Operator: Lubbock Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 21 MW LM2500 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&S Energy Projects
Quick facts: This cogeneration installation was completed as part of the GE's GEAPS engine exchange program and replaced a machine installed in July 1990.

Photograph courtesy of Full Spectrum Communications
Posted 6 Jun 2001

VH Braunig Peakers
Location: TX
Operator: CPS Energy
Configuration: 4 X 50 MW LM6000PC-S gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, Austin
Quick facts: These machines were ordered from GE Energy in Jun 2008 and the air permit was received in Sep 2008.

Photograph courtesy of CPS Energy
Posted 4 Mar 2011

 
Wise County
Location: TX
Operator: Engie Suez Energy Generation NA
Configuration: 746-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501G gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: Parsons E&C

Photograph courtesy of Suez Energy North America
Posted 25 Jun 2005

Wolf Hollow
Location: TX
Operator: NAES for Stark Investments
Configuration: 730-MW, 2+1 CCGT with MH701G gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: MHI
EPC: Parsons E&C, NEPCO
Quick facts: In Jan 2001, AES Corp started construction on this $285mn plant in Granbury about 30mi south of Dallas. The project was completed in May 2003 and connected to the Oncor network. In late 2005, Goldman Sachs and WestLB launched a $400mn, non-recourse refinancing package for Stark Investments to facilitate the plant's acquisition.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 25 Jul 2010

Abbreviations

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Updated 22-Jan-2017

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