Graham Power Plant Celebrates 50 Years of Commercial Operation


Over the past 50 years, Luminant's Graham Power Plant, about 125 miles west of Dallas, has powered Texas with safe, reliable electricity. Since first going online in 1960, the Graham plant, fueled by natural gas, has generated more than 136 million net megawatt-hours of electricity – enough to power 7.6 million residential customers for one year.

“Graham has been a 50-year mainstay in Young County, providing jobs, funding local civic programs through its tax contributions and serving as a good neighbor in the community,” said Mike Williams, Luminant's chief fossil officer. “I congratulate our Graham employees and retirees for their dedication and commitment over the years to upholding our tradition of operational excellence, safety and community involvement.”

Graham's Unit 1 went online on December 19, 1960, with Unit 2 following in 1969. Since then, the plant and its employees have given back to the community by supporting many worthwhile programs and organizations. The plant has also set several safety records, including a current achievement of 26 years without a lost-time injury, in which no employees suffered an injury that required missed work or restrictions from performing their job responsibilities.

Visit Luminant's Flickr page to view photos from Graham's recent celebration commemorating its 50th anniversary. And to learn more about Graham's operations, safety achievements and community involvement, a plant fact sheet is available on

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About Luminant

Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development operations. Luminant has 18,300 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit or for additional information.

Caroline Atkins