Monticello Steam Electric Station
|Monticello Steam Electric Station|
|Location||Titus County, south-west of Mount Pleasant, Texas|
|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|
|Feeding mines||Strip mine|
|Cooling source||artificial Lake Monticello on Big Cypress Bayou|
|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. 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.
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.
- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- Luminant (2010). "Monticello Power Plant and Mines."
- Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule/
- Luminant (2011). "Luminant Announces Facility Closures, Job Reductions in Response to EPA Rule."