Twin Oaks Power Unit 3

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Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, proposed a 600 MW power plant as a third generating unit at its 350 MW Twin Oaks Power Plant in Bremond, TX.[1] Sempra Generation filed for an air permit with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in July 2005; as of Dec. 2007, the permit was still pending.[2]

In April 2006, PNM Resources acquired the plant from Sempra. In June 2007, PNM Resources entered a joint venture (along with Bill Gates’s Cascade Investments) with EnergyCo, passing on the power contracts of the current and future Twin Oaks units to EnergyCo.[3]

In August 2008, PNM announced that it would not pursue the Twin Oaks expansion. No reason was given for the cancellation.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: EnergyCo
Location: Bremond, Robertson County, TX
Capacity: 600 MW
Type: Conventional lignite
Projected in service: 2011
Status: Cancelled

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External links

  • "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)