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Reliant Extension Adds Capacity for Texas Power Plant

Reliant Extension Adds Capacity for Texas Power Plant

Reliant Energy Gas Transmission (REGT) completed installation of an 18-mile extension of its mainline in East Texas to increase gas deliveries to Southwestern Electric Power's (SWEPCO) 882 MW Wilkes generating plant, located near Marshall.

The extension project raise deliveries to the plant to 100 MMcf/d from 12 MMcf/d under a long term contract with Central and South West Corp. subsidiary SWEPCO. The extension started flowing gas earlier this month. The new 16-inch diameter section requires no extra compression and interconnects with Reliant Energy pipeline facilities in Harrison, TX.

'"This project solidifies and expands our relationship of quality service to CSW," said Dale C. Earwood, president of Reliant Energy Pipeline Services and of Reliant Energy Interstate Pipelines. "In addition, the pipeline extension increases our ability to provide substantial deliveries on demand at low cost over a highly reliable interstate pipeline system."

Since 1996, REGT has been supplying gas to SWEPCO's Wilkes plant through a low pressure, 8-inch line. REGT supplies three other SWEPCO plants in the area as well.

Alexander Steis

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