Texas Clean Energy Project to sell power to CPS Energy

Sponsored by

San Francisco, June 21, 2011 — Summit Power Group's Texas Clean Energy Project will enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement with the country's largest municipally owned natural gas and electric utility, CPS Energy, which announced the agreement at a press conference today with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

The company will purchase 200 MW of power from TCEP, an integrated gasification combined cycle 400 MW power/poly-gen plant that will capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide, 99 percent of the sulfur, more than 95 percent of the mercury, and eliminate more than 90 percent of the nitrogen oxides produced by the process.

The power off-take arrangement marks a major milestone for TCEP, which has already marketed its other two major commercial products, urea fertilizer and compressed carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery in the West Texas Permian Basin, and plans to break ground in Penwell, Texas, outside Odessa by the end of the year, with a startup date in late 2014 or early 2015.

TCEP received its final air quality permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last December with no opposition or requests for a hearing.

CPS announced partnerships with the companies as part of its New Energy Economy vision and to help offset the mothballing of the utility's coal-fired J.T. Deely Power Plant by 2018, about 15 years earlier than planned, with clean coal, solar, natural gas, and energy efficiency and conservation.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Mississippi alleges fraud by Entergy, utility says no proof


"We're not here to make a profit," lawyer Vince Kilborn said on behalf of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood

Wyoming carbon capture lab gets new funding


Carbontech Labs, a research accelerator created by Oakland, California-based nonprofit Carbon180, will provide $1 million

DTE Energy says it will cut coal use sooner than planned


DTE says it wants to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2040, a decade earlier than announced two years ago

Ameren, Opus One Solutions partner on DER, transactive energy markets


Illinois microgrid to test transactive energy markets as a part of the company's commitment to innovation and clean energy