Monticello Steam Electric Station

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Monticello Steam Electric Station
Monticello Steam Electric Station is located in Texas
Monticello Steam Electric Station
Location of Monticello Steam Electric Station in USA Texas
Country United States
Location Titus County, south-west of Mount Pleasant, Texas
Coordinates 33°5′28″N 95°2′17″W / 33.09111°N 95.03806°W / 33.09111; -95.03806Coordinates: 33°5′28″N 95°2′17″W / 33.09111°N 95.03806°W / 33.09111; -95.03806
Status Active
Commission date Unit 1: December, 1974
Unit 2: December, 1975
Unit 3: August, 1978
Owner(s) Luminant, a division of Energy Future Holdings Corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuel lignite
Type Steam
Feeding mines Strip mine
Cooling source artificial Lake Monticello on Big Cypress Bayou
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 1,980 MWe

The Monticello Steam Electric Station is a three unit coal-fired power plant located in Titus County, Texas. Unit 1 of the Monticello Steam Electric Station began operation in 1974, unit 2 became operational in 1975, and unit 3, became operational in 1978.[1] The plant produces electricity by burning lignite from nearby mines in Texas. The plant also receives rail shipments of coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The plant is cooled by Lake Monticello, which also offers fishing and recreational facilities. The plant is owned and operated by Luminant, a division of Energy Future Holdings Corporation.[2]

In September 2011, Luminant announced that, rather than retrofitting, they will shut down Units 1 and 2 to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new emission rules.[3][4]

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