Entergy now has six gas-fired projects in the works, including three new CT projects

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has six gas-fired projects in the works, including two new combustion turbine projects for which its regulated utility subsidiaries have not yet sought regulatory approvals.

In its Oct. 25 quarterly earnings presentation, Entergy listed these in-development projects:

  • St. Charles combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT), 980 MW, Entergy Louisiana subsidiary, $869 million cost, in-service in June 2019, in regulatory review process with decision from Louisiana PSC expected in 4Q 2016;
  • New Orleans Power Station (combustion turbine (CT)), 226 MW, Entergy New Orleans, $216 million cost, in-service in October 2019, in regulatory review process with city of New Orleans;
  • Entergy Louisiana CT, 350 MW, Entergy Louisana, cost to be determined, in-service in 2020, the project is in the planning assumption stage;
  • Lake Charles CCGT (ELL CCGT), up to 1,000 MW, Entergy Louisiana, cost to be determined, in-service in 2020, self build selected with regulatory filing targeted in 4Q 2016;
  • Montgomery County CCGT (ETI CCGT), 993 MW, Entergy Texas, $937 million cost, in-service in summer 2021, in regulatory review process at Texas PUC; and
  • Entergy Arkansas CT, 250 MW, Entergy Arkansas, cost to be determined, in-service in 2022, planning assumption stage.

The Entergy presentation wasn’t specific about project locations. The Montgomery County CCGT would be at the existing Lewis Creek power plant in Texas. The company has indicated that Entergy Louisiana plans a CCGT at the Nelson power plant site. Entergy Louisiana plans the St. Charles CCGT on land adjacent to the existing Little Gypsy plant in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. The New Orleans CT project is at the site of the existing Michoud generating facility.

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