AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) — Officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority on Tuesday announced the building of a new peaker power plant to help provide additional power to the Texas electrical grid when needed.
LCRA says the new plant is expected to be operational by 2025, and will provide an additional 190 megawatts of dispatchable power to the grid – able to ramp up and down in minutes. It will be LCRA’s second peaker plant, with the first operating in Fayette County after construction in 2010.
“With this new plant, LCRA continues its commitment to provide reliable, cost-effective power to its customers and the Texas power grid,” said Timothy Timmerman, chair of the LCRA Board of Directors. “The new plant will provide power during peak use times to support the Texas electric grid and provide homes, businesses and industries with power.”
One megawatt can power about 200 homes during peak demand, …