CCGT Plants in the USA - South and South-Central Texas
Bastrop
Location: TX
Operator: Direct Energy LP
Configuration: 534-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Bastrop was developed by a 50:50 joint venture of FPL Energy and El Paso Corp. The plant was acquired by Centrica in Jun 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 21 Jan 2008

Baytown Energy
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 782-MW, 3+1 CCGT with W501FD gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, Toshiba
EPC: Calpine, Burns & Roe, Kvaerner
Quick facts: Baytown Energy came online in Jun 2002. The plant supplies Bayer Corp with all of its electricity and steam needs under a 20yr contract expiring in 2022. Calpine sells the remaining electric power into the ERCOT wholesale power market.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Brazos Valley
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 520-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: BVZ Power Partners
Quick facts: Construction on Brazos Valley began in Aug 2001 and it came online in May 2003. The consortium of banks that provided construction financing took possession of the plant from the original developer NRG in 2003. ABN AMRO Bank NV acted as the manager. In Feb 2004, Calpine agreed to acquired the plant in Feb 2004 for $175mn. The site is in Fort Bend County about 35mi southwest of Houston.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Calpine Bosque Energy Center
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT, 250-MW 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2000-2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Lockwood-Greene, Lauren E&C, Burns & McDonnell
Quick facts: This site was originally developed by Mirant. The project was sold to LG Power in May 2007, sold to Arcapita Bank in Feb 2008, and finally acquired by Calpine in Nov 2012 for $432mn.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 5 Dec 2012

Channel Energy
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 463-MW, 3+1 CCGT with W501FD gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2001-2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, Toshiba
EPC: Burns & Roe
Quick facts: Channel Energy Center is on a 12ac site in at the Lyondell-Citgo Refinery facility in Pasadena along the Houston Ship Channel. In Apr 2000, Calpine awarded Burns & Roe the engineering contract for the power station.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Channelview
Location: TX
Operator: GIM Channelview Cogeneration LLC
Configuration: 830-MW, 4+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2001-2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: SWPC, Alstom
EPC: Sargent & Lundy, HBZ
Quick facts: This cogen plant was originally developed by Equistar Chemicals and Reliant Energy. Construction began in Feb 2000 and GT-4 went commercial in Aug 2001. The 25ac site is approximately 20mi east of downtown Houston. A 9ac, 345kV switchyard is on an adjacent tract. Channelview sells sells steam at 1,500 and 600 psi plus a portion of its electric output under long-term contracts to Equistar, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell. In Jul 2008, Global Infrastructure Partners and Fortistar bought Channelview from affiliates of Reliant Energy for $500mn plus million plus certain adjustments. Plant steam turbine controls for the Comax steam turbine were modernized in Jul 2011 by Emerson Process.

Photograph courtesy of Emeson Process Management
Posted 24 Jul 2011

Clear Lake Energy
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 344-MW, 3+2 CCGT with W501D5 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1984-1985
Fuel: natural gas, hydrogen
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, Westinghouse Canada
EPC: Parsons Main, Zachry
Quick facts: Electricity generated by Clear Lake is sold under long-term power sales agreements and into the ERCOT Merchant Market. An average of 950 kpph of steam is supplied under long-term agreements with Celanese and Old World Industries through a combination of 990 kpph of cogeneration steam and 1,000,000 kpph of auxiliary boiler capacity.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Colorado Bend
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: Colorado Bend Energy Center is on a 148ac site near Wharton and is connected to the Centerpoint 138kV transmission system. Gas is delivered by the Houston Pipeline Co and Gulf South Pipeline Co. 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

Corpus Christi Energy
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2002-2007
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Calpine, S&L, HBZ
Quick facts: Corpus Christi Energy Center has a 9ac site. Calpine has a 20-yr power and steam sales agreement with Citgo Refining Company for up to 60 MW of electricity and 750,000 pph of process steam. Elementis Chromium purchases 140,000 pph of steam under a 10yr contract. and Flint Hills Resources purchases 400,000 pph of steam under a 20yr contract. The remainder of the power is sold in the Texas wholesale market. The plant also has two 250,000 pph Rentech packaged boilers to ensure reliable steam supply to the thermal hosts.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Deer Park
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 830-MW, 4+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, Toshiba
EPC: Parsons E&C, TIC
Quick Facts: Deer Park Energy Center supplies steam to Shell Chemical Co and electric power generated at the facility is sold on the wholesale market.

Photograph courtesy of National Petroleum & Energy
Posted 3 Mar 2007

ExTex LaPorte
Location: TX
Operator: Exelon Power
Configuration: 4 X 40 MW 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This was Exelon's first power station in Texas. The plant is maintained by Airco Industries and operated from Kennett Square, PA.

Photograph courtesy of Exelon
Posted 24 Jul 2010

Frontera
Location: TX
Operator: Direct Energy LP
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999-2000
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Frontera is near Mission in the Rio Grande Valley. This merchant plant was built by CSW Energy, later merged with AEP. Simple-cycle operation began in Jul 1999 and combined-cycle operation in May 2000. In Feb 2001, AEP agreed to sell the plant to TECO Energy Inc. In Dec 2004, Direct Energy acquired this plant from Frontera Generation LP, an indirect subsidiary of TECO Energy, for $134mn in cash.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 21 Jan 2008

Gregory
Location: TX
Operator: NRG Energy
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE, MHI, Melco
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This CHP facility in Corpus Christi sells steam to BPU Reynolds’ Sherwin Aluminum Plant. In Dec 2000, Javelin Energy, LLC, a partnership among Arclight Capital Partners, Delta Power Co and John Hancock Financial Services, acquired a 50% interest in Gregory from Columbia Electric Corp. In Dec 2004 Javelin Energy acquired the remaining 50% interest from LGE Energy. ING-Barings was agent bank. The plant was acquired by NRG Energy in Aug 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 8 Apr 2008

Guadalupe
Location: TX
Operator: Guadalupe Power Partners LP
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: Guadelupe was developed by Texas Independent Energy is a 50:50 JV of Panda Energy International and PSEG Global. The plant was completed 46 days ahead of schedule. On 4 Mar 2011, PSEG closed on the sale of Guadelupe for $351mn to MinnTex Power Holdings LLC and MinnTex GP LLC.

Photograph courtesy of Woody Welch Photographer and Ionics Inc
Posted 7 Aug 2002

Hays County
Location: TX
Operator: GDF SUEZ North America
Configuration: 4 X 275 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT24B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001-2002
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Hays was mothballed for a time due to low wholesale power prices.

Photograph courtesy of International Power
Posted 29 Aug 2003

Jack County
Location: TX
Operator: Brazos Electric Power Coop
Configuration: 620-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: Brazos EPC is the largest coop in Texas and acquired site development rights from Duke Energy in late 2002.  Burns & McDonnell was owner's engineer.  A new substation and three new transmission lines were built for the plant. The project took more than 900,000 manhours of work and compiled a perfect safety record.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 18 Mar 2006

Magic Valley
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 771-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W701G gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC
Quick facts: Project development started in May 1998 when Calpine signed a 20yr power sales agreement with Magic Valley Electric Cooperative. Construction started about a year later.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 1 Jun 2002

Oyster Creek
Location: TX
Operator: Dow Chemical Co
Configuration: 425-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1994
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: Destec Energy, Century Contractors West
Quick facts: This was an early industrial cogen project and is operated by Dow to supply its Freeport complex.  It was owned by a 50:50 JV of Dynegy and American National Power. In 2004, Dynegy sold its share to GE Financial Services.  Steam set is double-extraction and full condensing. The gas turbines were refit with combustors from Power Systems Manufacturing and can run at about 5ppm NOX.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 30 Aug 2006

Panda Temple
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: This CCGT has a 250ac site in the South Temple Industrial Park. Fuel is from the Barnett Shale and other sources. The air permit was received in Oct 2008 and the Flex-Plant 30 equipment and EPC order was placed in Jul 2012. The Phase-I project ws dedicted on 25 Sep 2014. The GTs can synchronize in 10min and reach full load within 30min. The entire plant can achieve full power within 60min. The 2012 plant financing was the first instance in 6yrs that institutional investors had financed a capital intensive construction project in the USA with a term loan.

Photograph courtesy of Panda Power Funds
Posted 28 Sep 2014

Port Arthur
Location: TX
Operator: Air Products
Configuration: 100-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Dresser
EPC: Air Products
Quick facts: This facility integrates a CCGT plant and steam methane reformer (SMR) technology to simultaneously produce electricity, 110mn standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of hydrogen, and up to 1.2mn lb/hr of steam, all under long-term supply contracts with Valero. The 4,000ac refinery converts more than 300,000 bbl/day of crude oil (including 100% sour crude) into jet fuel, low-sulfur diesel fuel, petrochemical feedstocks, petroleum coke, and conventional and reformulated gasoline.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 28 Nov 2007

Rio Nogales
Location: TX
Operator: CPS Energy
Configuration: 800-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: BVZ
Quick facts: Rio Nogales was developed by Constellation Power Source on a 30ac site in Seguin, located between San Antonio and Austin. The project cost about $340mn. Site prep began in Jul 2000 and the project was completed about 2yrs later. Rio Nogales was sold to Tenaska Capital Management in Dec 2006 and sold on to CPS in Apr 2012.

Photograph courtesy of CPS Energy
Posted 21 Sep 2013

Sabine Cogen
Location: TX
Operator: Delta Power Co LLC
Configuration: 105-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: Houston Industries Energy
Quick facts: The Sabine Cogen plant is owned by Crawfish Cogen, an affiliate of Arclight Capital, which acquired Air Liquide’s original 50% stake in the project. The plant has a PPA with LanXess and excess power is sold to Entergy or Tenaska. Steam is sold to LanXess and Chevron. Gas is purchased from CenterPoint and Duke Energy.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 22 Apr 2009

Sam Rayburn
Location: TX
Operator: South Texas Electric Coop
Configuration: 191-MW, 3+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Frucon
Quick facts: South Texas Electric Cooperative was formed in 1944 and now serves 8 distribution cooperatives, which provide services to over 170,000 members in 65 South Texas counties. The Sam Rayburn plant is named after the long-time Texas Congressman who served as Speaker of the House for 17yrs. The plant also has a 22-MW conventional unit, a pair of 11-MW GE 5001D gas turbines, and two diesel gensets.

Photograph courtesy of South Texas Electric Coop
Posted 15 Jan 2008

Sand Hill GT
Location: TX
Operator: Austin Energy
Configuration: 4 X 42.5 MW LM6000PC gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: Sand Hill was developed by Enron North America and Austin Energy and was the first plant of its kind in Texas to be equipped with SCRs.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 21 Jul 2004

Seadrift Operations-1
Location: TX
Operator: Union Carbide Corp
Configuration: 122-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001BTG gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1987-1991
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Brush, Elliott
EPC: Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: The Dow Seadrift Operations complex covers 4,700ac with 11 plants representing Dow's global businesses in basic and performance plastics and chemicals. Products include polyethylene, polypropylene, glycols, and oxide derivatives.

Photograph courtesy of Nooter/Eriksen
Posted 6 Jan 2008

Sweeny
Location: TX
Operator: ConocoPhillips
Configuration: 4 X 115 MW W501D5A gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
Operation: 1997-2001
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: The first three GTs at this plant were built in 14 months at the Phillips Refinery in Old Ocean by developer CSW Energy. The boilers use refinery residue gas for duct firing and generate up to 2.7mn pph of process steam. Sweeny won a Top Plant award from Power magazine in 1998.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 21 Jul 2004

T C Ferguson CCGT
Location: TX
Operator: Lower Colorado River Authority
Configuration: 590-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: This new CCGT replaced the 446-MW Thomas C Ferguson steam-electric unit  in Horseshoe Bay near Marble Falls. The original plant came offline 30 Sep 2013, as part of the decommissioning process required before the new Ferguson CCGT plant starts up. The CCGT plant cost about $500mn and was dedicated on 15 Oct 2014. The  City of San Marcos has a 3.52% equity stake in the plant.

Photograph courtesy of LCRA
Posted 31 May 2014

Tenaska Frontier
Location: TX
Operator: Tenaska Inc
Configuration: 830-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: B&V, Kiewit
Quick facts: This power station has a unique ability to dispatch power to two reliability regions.  The plant interconnects with the Texas region ERCOT at 345kV through Houston Lighting & Power and with eastern markets at 345kV through Entergy. Exelon Generation Co LLC markets the facility's total output under a 20yr contract. In April 2006, Japan's J-Power made its first U.S. power plant acquisition by agreeing to acquire a 62% interest in the plant. Other owners are Tenaska, CES Energy, and Diamond Generating. Tenaska Frontier was Power Engineering magazine's 2001 project of the year.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 4 Jul 2007

Texas A&M CHP
Location: TX
Operator: Texas A&M University
Configuration: 50-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM2500+G4 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: ETI
T/G supplier: GE, Dresser
Quick facts: The new CHP plant at Texas A&M includes a GE LM2500 gas turbine, 600 psi EIT HRSG (rated at 210 mlb/hr) and a 600 psi inlet/20psi outlet Dresser Rand steam set. The TAMU 5,200ac campus now has 50 MW of power generation, 450 mlb/hr steam generation, and 52,000 tons of chiller capacity in five utility plants, with all electrical power and high pressure steam generation located in the Central Utility Plant. Texas A&M began power snd steam production in 1893. The new block cost $73.25mn and the university was awarded $10mn in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, administered by DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Photograph courtesy of Texas A&M
Posted 23 May 2012

Texas Medical Center Cogen
Location: TX
Operator: Thermal Energy CorpCorp
Configuration: 48-MW LM6000PD-S gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, TIC
Quick facts: The TMC in Houston is said to be the largest such installation in the world. The GT installation can supply 330,000 pph and can run baseload. The full expansion of the central utility plant will provide 100 MW of on-site power generation, 80,000t of chilled water, 152,000 ton-hours of chilled water storage and 540,000 pph of steam to 75% of the 47 institutions’ facilities at the Texas Medical Center.

Photograph courtesy of Burns & McDonnell
Posted 12 Jul 2015

 
Texas City Cogen
Location: TX
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 450-MW, 3+1 CCGT with W501D5 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1987
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, MHI, Hitachi
EPC: Northern Engineering, Century Contractors West
Quick facts: TCC supplies up to 1.2mn pph of process steam to the adjacent Dow Chemical works. In 2005, Calpine completed a three-month retrofit one of the GTs with a Power Systems Mfr LEC-III low-emissions combustion system to meet new more stringent air quality limits. The new system lowered NOX emissions from 42 ppm to less than 8 ppm under normal baseload conditions while reducing the need for steam injection and thereby saving substantial quantities of water. The modification program earned TCC a place as one of Power magazine's Top Plants in 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 13 Aug 2005

Texas City GP2
Location: TX
Operator: BP Global Power, Cinergy Solutions
Configuration: 564-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas, refinery gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Dresser
EPC: S&B Engineers & Constructors, B&R
Quick facts: The Green Power 2 (GP2) project supplies process steam and electricity to the adjacent BP refinery and chemical plant. Cinergy has a 20yr O&M contract for the plant.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 14 Aug 2004

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Updated 14-Mar-2017

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