Luminant is permitting two new gas turbines at its Permian Basin plant

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in a brief March 13 notice posted to its website on March 17, said it has gotten an application from Luminant Generation Co. LLC for new power units at its Permian Basin power plant.

“Luminant Generation Company LLC has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Air Quality Permit Number 130017, which would authorize construction of two natural gas-fired simple cycle combustion turbine generating units at the Permian Basin Steam Electric Station located at 600 North Yucca Drive, Monahans, Ward County, Texas 79756,” said the notice. 

The application was filed on Feb. 9, the notice added, without giving further details about the project itself. The TCEQ’s executive director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application.

A company contact listed in the notice is: Luminant Generation Co. LLC, 1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-3401, Jeremy Halland, Senior Environmental Specialist, (214) 812- 1275.

The Luminant website shows the Permian Basin plant as an 865-MW (operating capacity), gas-fired facility with five combustion turbines, one mothballed steam unit and one retired steam unit. The last CTs were installed in 1990.

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