Sandow Lakes Energy Company on Feb. 12 announced plans to pursue the construction of a 1,200-megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant.
The plant, located on Sandow Lakes property in Lee County, Texas, will be developed and owned by a Sandow Lakes Energy subsidiary and will operate within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
Construction is expected to begin in 2025, with the plant generating power by 2028.
Sandow Lakes Energy has executed an agreement with Siemens Energy to reserve manufacturing slots for two SGT6-9000HL gas turbines.
“The SGT6-9000HL is one of the most technologically advanced turbines in the world, featuring high power output, excellent fuel efficiency, and the capability of operating on hydrogen with only minor modifications to the equipment,” Sandow Lakes Energy said.
Sandow Lakes was formerly the site of a 1950s-era integrated industrial enterprise with 1,200 MW of coal-based power generation.
The legacy coal facilities and industrial facilities are in the process of being partially demolished and repurposed, paving the way for the combined cycle power plant.