Entergy officially announced plans to construct two new power stations in Southeast Texas in a June 4 news release following studies that showed the need for a 40% increase in power generation to support the region.

The details

The two proposed power stations would cost approximately $2.2 billion to build, according to a permit filed by Entergy with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The announcement follows a May 30 news release from Entergy that described a need for an additional 1,600 megawatts of power generation by 2028 to keep up with existing demand.

The new stations proposed would provide roughly 1,200 megawatts of power generation across Entergy Texas’ service area:

Legend Power Station
  • Capacity: 754 megawatts (190,000 homes)
  • Cost: $1.46 billion
  • Location: Port Arthur
Lone Star Power Station
  • Capacity: 453 megawatts (110,000 homes)
  • Cost: $753 million
  • Location: Cleveland
Quote of note

“The Legend and Lone Star power stations will address the critical need for increased power generation capacity, support increased economic activity throughout the region and pave the way for sustainable energy solutions that will benefit Southeast Texas for decades to come,” said Eliecer Viamontes, president and CEO of Entergy Texas.

Stay tuned

The plans for the power stations must be approved by the PUCT before construction can begin. In the release, Entergy officials said they anticipate having both power stations active by 2028, but the timeline could change depending on when Entergy receives authorization for the projects.