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#12511395 - 11/21/17 09:44 AM Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot!
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See what I did there? banana
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#12511427 - 11/21/17 10:05 AM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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#12511516 - 11/21/17 11:20 AM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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#12511853 - 11/21/17 04:11 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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Are they shutting down the power plant facility temporarily or permanent?

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#12511889 - 11/21/17 04:45 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: Ol Man River]
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Originally Posted By: Ol Man River
Are they shutting down the power plant facility temporarily or permanent?


Permanent from my understanding.
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#12511955 - 11/21/17 06:06 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), today announced plans to retire its Monticello Power Plant in Titus County, Texas. In total, approximately 1,800 MW of power will be taken offline in January of 2018.
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#12511967 - 11/21/17 06:11 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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Sign of the time.
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#12512013 - 11/21/17 06:34 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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Does Martin Creek and Perky still generate?
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#12512058 - 11/21/17 06:56 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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Too bad all the fish are gonna die. They’re never adapt to the new Water temperatures and get bigger. It’s game over for ole Monti.
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#12512210 - 11/21/17 08:54 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: CoyAintNoGoldFish]
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#12512232 - 11/21/17 09:12 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Does Martin Creek and Perky still generate?
Yes, Martin Creek is still alive and well for now. Perky belongs to SWEPCO and it's doing well also.

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#12512280 - 11/21/17 10:05 PM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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#12512470 - 11/22/17 06:41 AM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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That's horrible news. Only got to go there a couple of times.

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#12512475 - 11/22/17 06:50 AM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: bush hog]
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Originally Posted By: bush hog
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Does Martin Creek and Perky still generate?
Yes, Martin Creek is still alive and well for now. Perky belongs to SWEPCO and it's doing well also.


If they are coal fired plants their days are numbered. Seems like I heard they were going to convert a couple but Monti and Fairfield go away in Jan and Feb, Welsh will also go offline in the next couple of years.
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#12512490 - 11/22/17 07:09 AM Re: Lake Monticello, get it while it's hot! [Re: BAllen91]
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It's anyone's guess what effect this will have on the fish, bait fish, spawn, vegetation, anglers, etc. but Buda13 is correct, these coal powered plants days are numbered. It's also anyone's guess what effect the closings will have on the customers who depend on them for electricity. Not many winners in this deal. The "end of an era" definitely describes the event. The closing of Monti brings back memories of the Jerry Dean guide days. I'm sure everyone on here has their own memories, mine is getting my one and only citation from a game warden for a throw cushion. Oh well.


Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (11/22/17 07:10 AM)
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