Lignite-fired Power Plants

Fluor Completed Commissioning for Luminant‘s Second Oak Grove Unit

15.07.2010 | Editor: Wolfgang Geisler

Combined, Oak Grove Units 1 & 2 are capable of powering nearly 850 000 average Texas homes.

Fluor Corporation announced that it has successfully completed commissioning of the second and final unit of Luminant‘s Oak Grove Power Plant in Robertson County, Texas, and has turned over daily operations of the power plant to Luminant.

Irving, Texas – According to Dave Dunning, president of Fluor‘s Power Group, the completion of the second Oak Grove unit is a fitting milestone marking a 25-year relationship of building and maintaining power generation facilities for Luminant in Texas. The two-unit supercritical plant is said to set new benchmarks for clean coal electric generation in the U.S.

The completed units are designed to have lower emission rates than any existing lignite plant in the state and at least 70 percent lower than the national coal plant average. The plants‘ environmental controls are designed to substantially reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter. Oak Grove is also the nation‘s first pulverized coal plant fuelled by lignite to use activated carbon sorbent injection technology to remove mercury.

Oak Grove Unit 2 is moving into the final on-line testing phase, which when completed, will make the unit fully available for reliability dispatch by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

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