« THR breaks ground on Willow Park outpatient center | Main | TTI in Fort Worth acquires electronics firm in Israel »


TCEQ issues permit for 470-megawatt 'peaker' plant

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an air permit to Guadalupe Power Partners for a 470-megawatt, gas-fired power plant intended for peaking use. The plant, near San Antonio, is a simple-cycle design -- natural gas-fueled turbines that can quickly reach capacity. The new units will be built at an existing Guadalupe site that already has a 1,070-megawatt combined-cycle power plant that opened in 2001. Combined-cycle plants are more efficient, pairing a gas-fired turbine generator with a steam generator that uses the exhaust heat from the turbine unit, but take longer to meet capacity. Guadalupe Power must also get a greenhouse gas emissions permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reuters has a complete report here.

-- Jim Fuquay



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.


Category Cloud

Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 01/2007