Relying on a fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants, Luminant and its employees helped provide much-needed electricity to keep Texans warm and safe throughout this morning's record winter demand.
“Our dependable operation is due to the 4,000 employees whose consistent dedication helps power our state,” said Mike Williams, Luminant's chief fossil officer. “Our employees' commitment is clear and it's the main reason we were able to do our part to generate electricity when it's needed most.”
In addition to operating every available baseload power plant unit, Luminant also brought online seven natural gas peaking units in advance of the cold snap to ensure availability. To offset natural gas curtailments, Luminant operated those impacted units with its backup fuel supply to provide additional capacity.
“It's times like these when our job is even more essential and we're pleased to be able to come through,” added Rafael Flores, Luminant's chief nuclear officer. “Our team takes pride in helping power Texas.”
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, construction and development operations. Luminant has more than 17,500 megawatts of existing generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 7,200 MW fueled by coal. An additional 800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity is under construction and expected to begin commercial operation in 2010. 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 www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.