Oklahoma Gas and Electric has put a dramatic end to its $425 million installation of seven modern natural gas-fired units to its former Mustang Power Plant, now called the Mustang Energy Center.
The company recently imploded two massive smoke towers that were geographic earmarks for the plant located in west Oklahoma City. KOCO TV caught the moment when the two tall towers were brought down in a perfectly-timed demolition blast.
The demolition marked the end of the 1950s era power generating units. With the new gas-fired power units, the energy center is capable of starting and putting electricity onto the grid in less than 10 minutes. Previously, it took 10 to 20 hours for the former units to start producing electricity into the grid.
The Energy Center was dedicated last fall.