Ground Breaking for Entergy Texas' 993 megawatt power plant
THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Today marked a significant date with Entergy Texas breaking ground on their new state-of-the-art power plant. Known as the Montgomery County Power Station Project, Entergy Texas will unveil their first power plant in 40 years and plan to be fully active by 2021.
The Montgomery County Power Station will safely produce affordable, reliable and clean energy for Southeast Texas. The plant will be located near Entergy’s existing Lewis Creek Power Plant in Willis.
The Montgomery County Power Station is expected to result in an estimated savings of more than $1 billion over the next 30 years for Entergy Texas customers.
Entergy’s groundbreaking ceremony was introduced by President and CEO of Entergy Texas, Sallie Rainer. Christopher Burke, VP of Power Plant Operations, gave a message about safety in or around the plant while Betty Russo from Governor Abbot’s office shared words from the Governor.
Also giving their remarks, Luine Hancock (District Director, Senator Robert Nichols office), Texas Senator Brandon Creighton, Texas Representative Will Metcalf, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, and Leo Denault (Chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp.)
According to an economic impact study from TPX Inc., the construction of this facility will generate $307 million in worker earnings and 7,000 total supported jobs.