Entergy Texas' new Montgomery County Power Station achieved commercial operation Jan. 1, according to a news release from the company. Construction on the 993-megawatt power station in Willis began in 2018, and the station was expected to come online in the middle of this year.
“We are excited to announce that the Montgomery County Power Station achieved commercial operation and is serving customers well ahead of schedule,” Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer said in the release. "The plant will not only meet our customers' needs today by improving reliability and resulting in substantial customer savings, but it also prepares our region for future growth."
Over the next three years, Entergy Texas will invest $2.1 billion in new generation, transmission and distribution upgrades to meet growing demand, replace aging infrastructure and improve service to customers across southeast Texas, according to the release.