Luminant unit seeks EWG status for two purchased power plants

The La Frontera Holdings LLC unit of Energy Future Holdings on April 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator related to two Texas power plants that it recently purchased.

  • The Forney Facility was, up until April 4, owned by FPLE Forney LLC (formerly known as FPLE Forney LP). The Forney Facility is an approximately 1,750 MW station in Kaufman County, Texas. FPLE Forney had been self-certified as an EWG.
  • The Lamar Facility was, up until April 4, owned by Lamar Power Partners LLC (formerly known as Lamar Power Partners LP, and previously Panda Paris Power LP). The Lamar Facility is an approximately 1,000 MW station in Lamar County, Texas. Lamar Power Partners was self-certified as an EWG.

Energy Future’s Luminant power generating had announced April 4 that it has acquired these two combined-cycle natural gas plants in Texas, having received regulatory approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas. These generating assets represent nearly 3,000 megawatts of capacity in the competitive ERCOT market.

The company had announced the $1.3 billion acquisition last November. Luminant Senior Vice President-Fossil Generation Steve Horn said: “These are excellent, well-run plants and very competitive in the ERCOT market.”

There are 30 to 40 NextEra Energy Resources employees at each location, and they will continue to run the plants through a short-term agreement with NextEra Energy Resources before they’re transitioned to be employees of Luminant.

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