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#12534001 - 12/10/17 07:58 PM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: 361V]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 5322
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: 361V
I have to agree that natural gas plants seems like a big part of the future with the new found reserves and drilling but where are all these "new gas plants"? All I have seen as far as natural gas fired plants is closings through the years of all the antiquated/inefficient plants like Granbury, Arlington, Ray Hubbard, Mountain Creek.... Only "new" gas plant I remember in a long while is the newer(relatively) one on the south shores of Granbury but they pull the cold water from the lake but dump the warm water in the Brazos below Granbury's dam :-(. Any one actually know of plans for some "new" gas fired plants in the near future?

I am curious, too.
Be safe,

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#12534097 - 12/10/17 09:26 PM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: RANGER SKI]
Kens3313 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 2396
Loc: Conroe, TX
I am in the natural gas compression industry , Natural gas plants have been around for along time. They don't have to be on a lake like a coal generating plant. They are out in the middle of no where usually. As for why are they shutting down these hot water lake plants It makes me wonder if it has to do with all the wind turbines producing more power that's more efficient to run the last 10 years or so. I hate to see it, I always like fishing power plant lakes.

#12534227 - 12/11/17 06:59 AM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: RANGER SKI]
JWfish Offline

Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 202
Luminant owns a lot of beautifully reclaimed land surrounding the Lake and Park area. If they start selling land parcels and you have the money, it is a prime wildlife area. They did auction some areas off a few years back, some of the richer local Ranchers scooped them up and gained a healthy trophy deer population. Luminant may not have a clean record with their coal emissions, but you have to appreciate the care they took in leaving the land better than they found it. Lots of pretty ponds, trees and grass meadows.

#12534238 - 12/11/17 07:09 AM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: RANGER SKI]
FlatBack4 Offline

Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 209
Loc: Fairview, TX
Used to fish Lake Konawa, almost exclusively for lake fishing, when growing up. My brother-in-law just retired from working at the plant. For the last few years, that gave us easy access to the warm-water exhaust and a lot of big fish. I'm going to miss that.

#12534271 - 12/11/17 07:46 AM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: RANGER SKI]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2660
Loc: Beckville, TX
Coal is still a cheap energy source but with the restrictions that have been placed on emissions it's just not feasible to update these old power plants that have outlived their lifespan years ago. This enormous cost is what makes gas a cheaper alternative. Wind power only makes up a small percentage of the power needed for Texas and as someone else mentioned when the government stops subsidizing them, they will go away. As clean coal technology improves I look for coal to come back at some point in the future. The Powder River Basin in Wyoming has enough coal to power the country for the next 200 years.

#12534674 - 12/11/17 01:42 PM Re: fairfeild power plant [Re: Rayzor]
Weo Offline

Registered: 09/25/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McAlester, Ok
The Gas Fired Plant just south of Kiowa Ok has been generating power for the ERCOT Zone for many years now. Not sure if this plant has played a role in the Coal Fired Plants in Eastern Texas to close or not but it sure smells like it.

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