Coleto Creek expansion

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In February 2008, the South Texas Electric Cooperative and partner International Power plc. filed for a permit with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to build a 650 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant at International Power's existing Coleto Creek station. If approved, the plant will burn coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and cost an estimated $1.2 billion to build. The existing Coleto Creek plant was built in 1980.[1]

On December 31, 2008, Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of Sierra Club, submitted comments on Coleto Creek's draft air permit and case-by case Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) determination and requested a contested case hearing. A hearing on the merits is expected in mid-October 2009.[2]

In February 2013, the Sierra Club reclassified the project as abandoned after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas removed it from its projection of new capacity resources in 2012.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: South Texas Electric Cooperative, International Power
Location: Victoria, TX
Capacity: 650 MW
Status: Cancelled

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References

  1. "International Power and STEC Partner to Meet Energy Needs", South Texas Electric press release, February 19, 2008.
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed May 2009. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  3. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed June 2013. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)

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