Fayette Power Project
|Fayette Power Project|
Fayette Power Project plant
|Location||Fayette County, near La Grange, Texas|
Unit 1: 1979|
Unit 2: 1980
Unit 3: 1988
Lower Colorado River Authority
|Thermal power station|
|Cooling source||Fayette County Reservoir|
|Nameplate capacity||1,615 MW|
The Fayette Power Project, also known as Sam Seymour Power Plant, is a coal-fired power plant located near La Grange, Texas in Fayette County, Texas. It is owned by Austin Energy and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and operated by LCRA.
Three generating units comprise the Fayette Power Project:
- Unit 1, completed in 1979, with a generating capacity of 615 megawatts
- Unit 2, completed in 1980, with a generating capacity of 615 megawatts
- Unit 3, completed in 1988, with a generating capacity of 460 megawatts
The main source of fuel for the Fayette Power Project is low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Cooling water is provided by the Fayette County Reservoir, a 2,400-acre (970 ha) freshwater reservoir.
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- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
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