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Lower Colorado River Authority Picks Fagen as Contractor for Peaker Plant

The Lower Colorado River Authority has selected Minnesota-based Fagen Inc. as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for LCRA’s new peaker power plant being built in Texas.
As the EPC contractor, Fagen now will begin detailed engineering work for the natural gas-fired plant, which will provide about 190 megawatts of dispatchable power to the Texas power grid.

Construction is expected to begin late this summer. The plant is expected to be operational in 2025.
 LCRA chose Fagen after an extensive selection process largely because of its expertise with EPC projects, including power plants with reciprocating engines such as the 10 high-efficiency Wärtsilä reciprocating engines that will power the new peaker plant.

The new plant will be LCRA’s second peaker plant. The first is a 184-megawatt natural gas-fired facility in Fayette County that was built in 2010.

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