Another coal-fired power plant in Texas is shutting down in the summer of this year. At least that’s the intention of the owner and operator of the Gibbons Creek Generating Station near College Station.
The Texas Municipal Power Agency, a group comprised of the cities of Bryan, Garland, Denton and Greenville owns the plan. The Agency notified the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that it will suspend operations of the 470-megawatt plant at least through the summer.
The move follows the shutdown last year of three coal plants with a combined generation capacity of more than 4,000 megawatts — enough to power at least 800,000 Texas homes.