Hugo 2

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Oklahoma-based Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) and Brazos Electric Power Cooperative of Waco, TX have proposed a 750 MW coal-fired plant near Ft. Towson, Oklahoma. Hugo 2 would be located adjacent to WFEC’s existing 450 megawatt Hugo 1 plant. WFEC would receive 250 MW from the plant, and Brazos would receive 500 MW.[1]

The final air permit for the plant was issued in Feb. 2007, and is valid for 18 months. According to the Sierra Club, as of Oct. 2007 the sponsoring utilities were having difficulty finding additional sponsors for the project.[2]

In June 2008, the Oklahoma DEQ approved an eighteen-month extension on the final air permit for the proposed plant. As of August 2008, WFEC hadn't started construction.[3]

In January, 2010, the Sierra Club reported that WFEC has abandoned the project.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
Location: Fort Townsend, OK
Capacity: 750 MW
Type:
Projected in service: 2011
Status: Abandoned

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References

  1. "Western Farmers Electric Gets $133.6 M in Loans from Government", The Journal Record, August 31, 2006.
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed December 2007. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  3. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed November 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  4. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed February 2010 (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)

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