Steam-Electric Plants in Texas - Other Fuels
AES Deepwater
Location: TX
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 2 X 70 MW
Operation: 1986 (ret)
Fuel: pet coke
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: In 1981, AES incorporated as Applied Energy Services Inc, and signed an MOU for Deepwater, its first power plant project. This was also one of the first, large-size purpose-built pet coke fired power plants ever built. It used about 500,000 tpy of coke from the neighboring Lyondell-Citgo Refining LP facility. In June 2006, AES said it would invest $30mn to cut NOX emissions from Deepwater. The plant was closed in 2013.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Big Spring
Location: TX
Operator: Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co
Configuration: 1 X 24 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: waste heat
HRSG supplier: Rentech
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Lauren
Quick facts: The facility uses waste heat from the carbon black production process and thermal oxidizer. The oxidizer burns a waste gas from the carbon black process.

Photograph courtesy of Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy
Posted 14 Oct 2006

Port Arthur Steam Energy
Location: TX
Operator: Port Arthur Steam Energy LP
Configuration: 1 X 6.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1983
Fuel: waste heat
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Century Contractors West
Quick facts: The current Port Arthur cogen plant is a redevelopment of a CHP plant built by Dynegy in 1983. The original plant was laid up in Oct 2000 and reactivated by Integral Power LLC in Aug 2005. It is a complex site with three HRSGs running on waste heat from Great Lakes Carbon pet coke calciners, 2.5mi of steam pipe carrying about 400,000 lb/hr steam to the adjacent Valero refinery, a turbine/generator, and much ancillary equipment.

Photograph courtesy of Integral Power LLC
Posted 10 Dec 2010


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Updated 18-Apr-2015