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New 1.2-GW Natural Gas-Fired Plant Announced for Texas

February 13, 2024

A Texas-based energy company has announced plans to build a 1.2-GW natural gas-fired power plant in Lee County, Texas, with construction expected to begin in 2025.

Sandow Lakes Energy Co. on Feb. 12 said it would build the plant on property owned by the company. The facility, which would be powered by two SGT6-9000HL turbines from Siemens Energy, is expected to come online by 2028.

Sandow Lakes, about 60 miles east of Austin, was formerly the site of a 1950s-era integrated industrial complex that housed an Alcoa aluminum smelter. The site included a 1.2-GW coal-fired power plant operated by Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Corp.; that plant was closed in 2018.

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