Las Brisas plant being suspended?

A Texas newspaper reported Jan. 23 that an independent power producer has suspended plans for the proposed 1,300-MW Las Brisas generating station.

The Corpus Christi Caller reported that Houston based Chase Power Development LLC has suspended its efforts to seek alternative investors.

Chase Power officials could not immediately be reached by GenerationHub. The project had initially received an air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in early 2011.

Chase Power had characterized the plant, which was designed to burn solid fuel, as a $3.2bn development project.

Las Brisas was a key plaintiff in an early power industry challenge to greenhouse gas regulations on new power generation.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.