Florida-based FPL Energy Inc. said it will build, own andoperate a 1,000 MW, gas-fired power plant in Paris, TX, that willbe one of the largest independent generation projects in the state.Electricity generated at the site, about 100 miles northeast ofDallas, will be sold primarily in the Texas wholesale market. Threefirms, Texas Utilities Electric Co., Texas-New Mexico Power, andConstellation Power Source, have contracts to buy 700 MW of theplant’s output for various periods. Construction of thecombined-cycle plant is to begin immediately. Commercial operationis scheduled for mid-2000. The maximum daily quantity of gas thatwould consumed by the plant is 170,000 Dth/d.
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PP&L Global Inc., a subsidiary of PP&L Resources Inc.,plans to build a gas-fired power plant (the Griffith EnergyProject) near Kingman, AZ, with nominal base load capacity of 520MW and a maximum output capability of 650 MW.
Tenaska Frontier Partners Ltd. and Power Team said constructionwill begin immediately on the largest non-utility electricgeneration plant in the U.S. The Tenaska Frontier GenerationStation is an 830 MW gas-fired, combined-cycle facility to beconstructed near Shiro, TX, 70 miles northwest of Houston. Theplant is expected to use about 145,000 MMBtu/d.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania last week beat out Equitable Gas inthe bidding to provide service to new commercial and residentialbuildings that are slated to be constructed on a former LTV steelsite on the city of Pittsburgh’s South Side. The site, which isowned by the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), currentlyis in the midst of major redevelopment.
Six energy companies agreed to form Tri-States NGL Pipeline tobuild a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from Alabama andMississippi to Louisiana fractionators. The line will link threegas processing plants under construction to new and expandedfractionators on the Mississippi River.