Luminant nears permit for Lake Creek 3 project in Texas

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Executive Director is about to approve an air permit for Lake Creek 3 Power Co. LLC that would authorize construction of the Lake Creek Steam Electric Station located at 4278 West Lake Creek Road, Riesel, McLennan County, Texas.

This application was submitted to the TCEQ on Feb. 27. The commission documents available as of Oct. 21 didn’t give further details on the project.

The contact information for the company is: Lake Creek 3 Power Co. LLC, 1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-3430, Paul Coon, Air Permitting Manager, Environmental Services, Luminant Generation Co. LLC, (214) 875-8376.

The Luminant unit of Energy Future Holdings is pursuing permits for several gas-fired power projects to meet possible capacity needs in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region, said Energy Future Holdings in an April 30 Form 10-K annual reportIn August 2013, the TCEQ granted air permits to Luminant to build two natural gas combustion turbine units totaling 420 MW to 460 MW at its existing DeCordova generation facility. In February 2014, the TCEQ granted air permits to Luminant to build two natural gas combustion turbine units totaling 420 MW to 460 MW at its existing Tradinghouse generation facility.

In January 2014, Luminant filed an air permit application with the TCEQ to build a combined cycle natural gas turbine unit totaling 730 MW to 810 MW at its existing Eagle Mountain generation facility, said the Form 10-K. In February 2014, Luminant filed an air permit application with the TCEQ to build two natural gas combustion turbine units totaling 420 MW to 460 MW at its existing Lake Creek generation facility.

“While we believe current market conditions do not provide adequate economic returns for the development or construction of these facilities, we believe additional generation resources will be needed to support future electricity demand growth and reliability in the ERCOT market,” said the Form 10-K.

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