List of power stations in Texas

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List of power stations in Texas is located in Texas
Houston
Houston
Dallas
Dallas
San Antonio
San Antonio
Austin
Austin
El Paso
El Paso
Martin Lake
Martin Lake
Monticello
Monticello
Spruce
Spruce
Denison
Denison
Comanche Peak
Comanche Peak
South Texas
South Texas
Channel
Channel
Roscoe
Roscoe
Horse Hollow
Horse Hollow
Capricorn Ridge
Capricorn Ridge
Sabine
Sabine
Forney
Forney
Midlothian
Midlothian
Brazos
Brazos
Jones
Jones
Plant X
Plant X
Decker
Decker
Tolk
Tolk
Wildorado
Wildorado
Location of power stations in Texas
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Texas has a wide variety of energy sources, although dominated by natural gas and coal.[1]

Biomass[edit]


Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
Aspen Biomass Power Plant Lufkin 31°22′9″N 94°44′22″W / 31.36917°N 94.73944°W / 31.36917; -94.73944 (Aspen Biomass Power Plant) 44 [2]
Nacogdoches Generating Facility Nacogdoches County 34°49′55″N 94°54′00″W / 34.832°N 94.9°W / 34.832; -94.9 100 [3]
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers Santa Rosa 26°16′11″N 97°52′0″W / 26.26972°N 97.86667°W / 26.26972; -97.86667 (Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers) 23.5 [2]
Snider Industries Marshall 32°34′45″N 94°22′27″W / 32.57917°N 94.37417°W / 32.57917; -94.37417 (Snider Industries) 5 [2]
Texarkana Mill Cass County 33°15′27″N 94°04′17″W / 33.25750°N 94.07139°W / 33.25750; -94.07139 (Texarkana Mill) 65 [4]
Woodville Renewable Power Woodville 30°44′56″N 94°26′10″W / 30.74889°N 94.43611°W / 30.74889; -94.43611 (Woodville Renewable Power) 49 [2]

Coal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
Big Brown Fairfield 31°49′14″N 96°03′22″W / 31.82056°N 96.05611°W / 31.82056; -96.05611 (Big Brown Power Plant) 1,187 [5]
Coleto Creek Fannin 632 [6]
Deely San Antonio 892 [6]
Fayette La Grange, in Fayette County 29°55′02″N 97°14′58″W / 29.91722°N 97.24944°W / 29.91722; -97.24944 1,625 [7]
Gibbons Creek Anderson 480 [6]
Harrington Potter County 35°17′50″N 101°44′51″W / 35.29722°N 101.74750°W / 35.29722; -101.74750 (Harrington Coal Plant) 1,080 -
Limestone Jewett 31°25′27″N 96°15′13″W / 31.42417°N 96.25361°W / 31.42417; -96.25361 (Limestone Coal Plant) 1,706 [8]
Martin Lake Rusk County 32°15′35″N 94°34′13″W / 32.25972°N 94.57028°W / 32.25972; -94.57028 (Martin Lake Power Station) 2,379 [9] [6]
Monticello Titus County 1,980 [6]
Oak Grove Franklin 31°10′48″N 96°29′30″W / 31.18000°N 96.49167°W / 31.18000; -96.49167 (Oak Grove Coal Plant) 1,600 [10]
Oklaunion Vernon 34°04′57″N 99°10′21″W / 34.08250°N 99.17250°W / 34.08250; -99.17250 (Oklaunion Coal Plant) 720 [6]
Pirkey Hallsville 32°27′37″N 94°29′11″W / 32.46028°N 94.48639°W / 32.46028; -94.48639 (Pirkey Coal Plant) 721 [6]
Sandow Milam County 30°33′51″N 97°03′50″W / 30.56417°N 97.06389°W / 30.56417; -97.06389 (Sandow Station Coal Plant) 1,569 [6] [11] [12]
Sandy Creek Riesel 31°28′29″N 96°57′23″W / 31.47472°N 96.95639°W / 31.47472; -96.95639 (Sandy Creek Coal Plant) 925 [6]
Spruce Bexar County 29°18′27″N 98°19′25″W / 29.30750°N 98.32361°W / 29.30750; -98.32361 (J K Spruce Coal Plant) 1,444 [6]
Tolk Lamb County 34°11′05″N 102°35′53″W / 34.18472°N 102.59806°W / 34.18472; -102.59806 (Tolk Coal Plant) 1,136 [6]
W. A. Parish
(units 5 to 8)
Greater Houston 29°28′34″N 95°38′0″W / 29.47611°N 95.63333°W / 29.47611; -95.63333 (W.A. Parish Coal Plant) 2,697 [6]
Welsh Mount Pleasant, Texas 33°03′17″N 94°50′24″W / 33.05472°N 94.84000°W / 33.05472; -94.84000 (J. Robert Welsh Power Plant) 1,674 [6] [13]

Oil-fired peaking stations[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

[14] [15][16]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
Bastrop Energy Center Bastrop County 30°08′46″N 97°33′00″W / 30.146°N 97.55°W / 30.146; -97.55 540 [16]
Black Hawk 225 [15]
Brazos Valley 520 [16]
Channel Energy Center Pasadena 29°43′7″N 95°13′56″W / 29.71861°N 95.23222°W / 29.71861; -95.23222 (Channel Energy Center) 715 [17]
Channelview 29°50′08″N 95°07′27″W / 29.83556°N 95.12417°W / 29.83556; -95.12417 ("Channelview Cogeneration Plant") 830 [18] [16]
Colorado Bend Wharton, Tx 550 [19] [20] [16]
Decker Creek Power Station Austin 30°18′14″N 97°36′43″W / 30.304°N 97.612°W / 30.304; -97.612 927 [14]
Decordova [15]
Deer Park 29°42′55″N 95°08′10″W / 29.71528°N 95.13611°W / 29.71528; -95.13611 ("Deer Park Energy Center Gas Cogen Plant") 830 [21] [16]
Eagle Mountain [14]
Ennis [15]
Forney Energy Center 32°45′46″N 96°29′00″W / 32.76278°N 96.48333°W / 32.76278; -96.48333 ("Forney Energy Center") 1,784 [22]
Freestone [15]
Frontera 500 [16]
Graham [14]
Gregory 550
Guadalupe 29°37′32″N 98°08′28″W / 29.62556°N 98.14111°W / 29.62556; -98.14111 ("Guadalupe Generating Station") 1,000 [23] [16]
Handley [14]
Hays County 29°46′50″N 97°59′22″W / 29.78056°N 97.98944°W / 29.78056; -97.98944 ("Hays County Gas Plant") 1,100 [24] [16]
Jack County 620 [16]
Jones Generating Station Lubbock County 33°31′27.5″N 101°44′23″W / 33.524306°N 101.73972°W / 33.524306; -101.73972 655 [25]
Knox Lee Power Station Gregg County 32°22′38″N 94°38′29″W / 32.3770976°N 94.6413185°W / 32.3770976; -94.6413185 (Knox Lee Power Station) 501 [26]
Lake Hubbard [14]
Lewis Creek Willis, TX 30.435606, -95.521099
Lost Pines 1 Bastrop County 511 [27]
Magic Valley 771
Midlothian Ellis County 32°25′48″N 97°03′18″W / 32.43000°N 97.05500°W / 32.43000; -97.05500 ("Midlothian Energy Facility") 1,734 [15] [28]
Mountain Creek [14]
Mustang 490 [15]
Odessa Ector Ector County 31°50′16″N 102°19′40″W / 31.83778°N 102.32778°W / 31.83778; -102.32778 (Odessa Ector Generating Station) 1,135 [15] [29]
Oyster Creek 425
Plant X Lamb County 34°09′57″N 102°24′38″W / 34.16583°N 102.41056°W / 34.16583; -102.41056 442
Rio Nogales 800 [16]
Sabine Orange County 30°01′27″N 93°52′30″W / 30.02417°N 93.87500°W / 30.02417; -93.87500 ("Sabine Gas Plant") 2051 [14] [30]
Sam Berton [14]
Sam Rayburn 191 [16]
Sam Gideon Bastrop County 608 [31]
Sand Hill Energy Center Travis County 30°12′32″N 97°36′47″W / 30.209°N 97.613°W / 30.209; -97.613 570 [16]
Texas City Cogen 450
Thomas C. Ferguson (Replacement Project) Burnet County 540 (est.) [32]
W. A. Parish
(units 1 to 4)
Wilkes Power Plant Marion County 32°50′53″N 94°32′52″W / 32.84806°N 94.54778°W / 32.84806; -94.54778 (Wilkes Power Plant) 879
Winchester Power Park Fayette County 176 [33]
Wolf Hollow Hood County 32°20′05″N 97°44′04″W / 32.33472°N 97.73444°W / 32.33472; -97.73444 ("Wolf Hollow Gas Plant") 810 [15] [34]

Hydroelectric dams[edit]

Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened Refs
Amistad Dam Val Verde County, Texas Hydro 132 International Boundary and Water Commission 1969 [35]
Buchanan Dam Colorado River (Texas) Hydro 48 Lower Colorado River Authority 1937 [36]
Denison Dam Bryan County, Oklahoma / Grayson County, Texas Hydro 80 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1945 [37]
Falcon Dam Rio Grande Hydro 63 International Boundary and Water Commission 1954 [38]
Inks Dam Colorado River (Texas) Hydro 15 Lower Colorado River Authority 1938 [39]
Mansfield Dam Colorado River (Texas) Hydro 102 Lower Colorado River Authority 1941 [40]
Sam Rayburn Dam Angelina River Hydro 52 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1966 [41]
Max Starcke Dam Colorado River (Texas) Hydro 41 Lower Colorado River Authority 1951 [42]
Toledo Bend Dam Sabine River (Texas–Louisiana) Hydro 92 Sabine River Authority of Texas 1969 [43]
Tom Miller Dam Colorado River (Texas) Hydro 17 Lower Colorado River Authority 1940 [44]
Whitney Dam Bosque and Hill counties, Texas Hydro 30 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1951 [45]
Wirtz Dam Llano and Burnet counties, Texas Hydro 60 Lower Colorado River Authority 1951 [46]

Wind farms[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
Anacacho Wind Farm Kinney 29°11′41″N 100°11′16″W / 29.19472°N 100.18778°W / 29.19472; -100.18778 (Anacacho Wind Farm) 100
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm Nolan and Taylor Counties 32°18′38″N 100°08′57″W / 32.31056°N 100.14917°W / 32.31056; -100.14917 (Buffalo Gap Wind Farm) 523.3
Brazos Wind Farm Scurry County 32°57′00″N 101°08′49″W / 32.95000°N 101.14694°W / 32.95000; -101.14694 (Brazos Wind Ranch) 160 [47]
Camp Springs Energy Center Scurry County 32°43′56″N 100°48′28″W / 32.73222°N 100.80778°W / 32.73222; -100.80778 (Camp Springs Energy Center) 130.5 [47]
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm Coke and Sterling Counties 31°54′11″N 100°54′04″W / 31.90306°N 100.90111°W / 31.90306; -100.90111 (Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm) 662.5
Desert Sky Wind Farm Pecos County 30°54′57″N 102°6′29″W / 30.91583°N 102.10806°W / 30.91583; -102.10806 (Desert Sky Wind Farm) 160.5 [47]
Elbow Creek Wind Project Howard County 32°12′57″N 101°25′51″W / 32.21583°N 101.43083°W / 32.21583; -101.43083 (Elbow Creek Wind Project) 121.9 [47]
Goat Mountain Wind Ranch Coke and Sterling Counties 31°57′5″N 100°47′55″W / 31.95139°N 100.79861°W / 31.95139; -100.79861 (Goat Mountain) 149.6 [47]
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center Nolan and Taylor Counties 32°11′24″N 100°01′48″W / 32.19000°N 100.03000°W / 32.19000; -100.03000 (Horse Hollow) 735.5
Keechi Wind Project Jack County 31°31′1″N 95°57′12″W / 31.51694°N 95.95333°W / 31.51694; -95.95333 (Keechi Wind Project) 110
King Mountain Wind Farm Upton County 31°14′16″N 102°14′16″W / 31.23778°N 102.23778°W / 31.23778; -102.23778 (King Mountain Wind Farm) 278.2
Lone Star Wind Farm Shackelford and Callahan Counties 32°16′22″N 99°27′22″W / 32.27278°N 99.45611°W / 32.27278; -99.45611 (Lone Star Wind Farm) 400
Panther Creek Wind Farm Big Spring 31°59′00″N 101°7′00″W / 31.98333°N 101.11667°W / 31.98333; -101.11667 (Panther Creek Wind Farm) 457.5
Peñascal Wind Power Project Kenedy 27°6′44″N 97°32′26″W / 27.11222°N 97.54056°W / 27.11222; -97.54056 (Penascal Wind Farm) 403.2 [47]
Rocksprings Wind Farm Val Verde County Under construction 180
Roscoe Wind Farm Roscoe 32°15′52″N 100°20′39″W / 32.26444°N 100.34417°W / 32.26444; -100.34417 (Roscoe Wind Farm) 781.5
Silver Star Wind Farm Eastland and Erath Counties 32°19′35″N 98°26′3″W / 32.32639°N 98.43417°W / 32.32639; -98.43417 (Silver Star Wind Farm) 60
Spinning Spur Wind Project Oldham and Potter Counties 35°13′37″N 102°12′45″W / 35.22694°N 102.21250°W / 35.22694; -102.21250 (Spinning Spur Wind Project) 516
Sweetwater Wind Farm Nolan County 32°21′33″N 100°21′20″W / 32.35917°N 100.35556°W / 32.35917; -100.35556 (Sweetwater Wind Farm) 585.3
Trent Wind Farm Nolan County 32°25′19″N 100°12′44″W / 32.42194°N 100.21222°W / 32.42194; -100.21222 (Trent Wind Farm) 150
Wildorado Wind Ranch Oldham County 35°18′25″N 102°19′12″W / 35.307°N 102.32°W / 35.307; -102.32 (Wildorado Wind Ranch) 161 [47]

Solar Photovoltaic[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
Alamo 1 San Antonio 30°14′18″N 97°30′31″W / 30.238333°N 97.508611°W / 30.238333; -97.508611 (Alamo 1 Solar Farm) 41 [48]
Alamo 2 San Antonio 4.4 [48]
Alamo 4 Brackettville 39.6 [48]
Alamo 5 Uvalde 95 [48]
Blue Wing Solar Project San Antonio 29°18′25″N 98°24′15″W / 29.306944°N 98.404167°W / 29.306944; -98.404167 (Blue Wing Solar Project) 16.6
Webberville Solar Farm Webberville 30°14′18″N 97°30′31″W / 30.238333°N 97.508611°W / 30.238333; -97.508611 (Webberville Solar Farm) 35 [49]

Solar Thermal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity Refs

Nuclear plants[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Refs
South Texas Project Electric Generating Station Matagorda County 28°47′44″N 96°02′56″W / 28.795556°N 96.048889°W / 28.795556; -96.048889 2,500
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Somervell County 32°17′54″N 97°47′06″W / 32.298333°N 97.785°W / 32.298333; -97.785 2,208

Utility companies[edit]

* public utility

Other Energy-related companies in Texas[edit]

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