Xcel Energy broke ground on new addition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Xcel Energy broke ground on new addition

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Xcel Energy broke ground, November 10, 2010, on a planned addition to the Jones Generating Station near Lubbock, to accommodate a growth in regional power demand.

Jones Station, located southeast of Lubbock, is a natural gas-fueled, steam-electric generating station with two operating units. The plant currently has a generating capacity of 486 megawatts.

The new unit will be a Siemens Energy gas combustion turbine with a summer capacity rating of approximately 168 megawatts – enough to power more than 126,000 typical homes in this region. Total project cost is approximately $107 million.

Initially, Xcel Energy expects to use the additional power to help meet summer demand, traditionally higher than any other period of the year.

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