Facility Facts

Temple Generation I- Facility Facts

Location: Synergy Industrial Park in Temple, Texas
Site Size: 250 Acres
Size: 787 Megawatts;
Technology:  Combined cycle
Configuration: 2×1 power block
Key Equipment:2 Siemens Model SGT6-5000F CTs (CT11: SGT6-5000F(ee), and CT12: SGT6-5000F with a F(6) Turbine upgrade).
2 Benson Heat Recovery Steam Generators
1 Siemens SST6-5000 Steam Turbine
Fuel: Clean, natural gas
Water: Effluent Water
Commercial Operation: July 2014
Baseload Heat Rate: 6,800 Btu/kWh
Electric Interconnection: Oncor 345 kV Knob Creek Substation
Energy Manager: EDF Energy Services LLC
Management: Woodlands Energy Management, LLC
Asset Manager: Consolidated Asset Management Services, LLC

Temple Power Plant Facility Highlights

  • Utilizes advanced emissions-control technology, making it one of the cleanest natural gas-fueled power plants in the United States
  • Employs “Quick start” turbines which can achieve 50% power production in 10 minutes and full baseload capacity in 30 minutes
  • Fast and flexible dispatch operating parameters making it a perfect complement to often unpredictable intermittency of existing and new renewable generation.
  • Strong, reliable performance when it counts most, particularly during hot Texas summers

Market Need

  • The facility is strategically located along the Texas half of the I-35 corridor, one of the ten most concentrated, and rapidly growing, population centers in the United States. Approximately 45 percent of Texas’ 21 million citizens live within 50 miles of I-35
  • Reliable natural gas-fueled resources like Temple Generation I back-up the unpredictable dispatch of Texas’ growing renewable resources
  • As result of over 5,400 mws of retired/extended resource outages and 4,300 mws of planned project delays, summer planning reserves margins will dip dangerously below ERCOT’s target of 13.75%

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