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  • Luminant to Close Two Texas Power Plants

    Luminant to Close Two Texas Power Plants

    Decision a Result of Challenging Plant and Market EconomicsIRVING, Texas — Oct. 13, 2017 — Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), today announced that it will close two coal-fueled power plants in Central Texas: its two-unit Sandow Power …
  • Luminant Announces Decision to Retire Its Monticello Power Plant

    Luminant Announces Decision to Retire Its Monticello Power Plant

    3 Units in Northeast Texas AffectedLuminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), today announced plans to retire its Monticello Power Plant in Titus County, Texas. In total, approximately 1,800 MW of power will be taken offline in January of …
  • Vistra Energy Completes Acquisition of 1,054 MW Odessa Plant

    Vistra Energy Completes Acquisition of 1,054 MW Odessa Plant

    IRVING, Texas, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, today completed the previously announced acquisition of the 1,054 MW combined cycle, combustion turbine power plant located in Odessa, Texas (the …
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Recognizes Luminant for Nearly 50-Year Commitment to Environmental Education

    Stephen F. Austin State University Recognizes Luminant for Nearly 50-Year Commitment to Environmental Education

    IRVING, Texas — July 25, 2017 — As a leader in environmental stewardship and reclamation excellence, Luminant is proud to receive recognition today from the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents
  • Vistra Energy Acquires Solar Development Project, Strengthens Integrated Business Model

    Vistra Energy Acquires Solar Development Project, Strengthens Integrated Business Model

    DALLAS, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, today announced the purchase of the Upton County Solar 2 development project in West Texas. The purchase delivers on the company's strategic plan …
  • Luminant Completes Purchase of Combined-Cycle Gas Plants

    Luminant Completes Purchase of Combined-Cycle Gas Plants

    DALLAS –  Luminant has acquired two combined-cycle natural gas plants in Texas, having received regulatory approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas and closing on the acquisition today. These generating assets represent nearly 3,000 megawatts of capacity in the …
  • Luminant Names New Chief Nuclear Officer for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant

    Luminant Names New Chief Nuclear Officer for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant

    DALLAS - Luminant today named Ken Peters as chief nuclear officer for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, effective April 1. In announcing Peters’ appointment, Luminant Chief Executive Officer Mac McFarland said, “Ken is a tremendous leader. His dedication to safety, along …
  • Lake Hubbard Plant Video Captures Tornado

    Lake Hubbard Plant Video Captures Tornado

    Security Camera Records Funnel Dropping to GroundDALLAS – Luminant today released video of a tornado forming and then on the ground southwest of the company’s Lake Hubbard Power Plant on Dec. 26, 2015. A security camera recorded the tornado at …
  • Luminant Announces the Acquisition of the La Frontera Portfolio from NextEra Energy Resources

    Luminant Announces the Acquisition of the La Frontera Portfolio from NextEra Energy Resources

    Combined-cycle gas turbine assets add to the company’s increasingly diverse energy portfolioDALLAS - Furthering its commitment to powering Texas and serving its customers, Luminant announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire generating assets representing 2,988 MW …
  • Luminant Solar Project Expands Diverse Mix of Generation

    Luminant Solar Project Expands Diverse Mix of Generation

    Announces power purchase agreement with West Texas SunEdison solar facilityDALLAS – Continuing its commitment to serve customers and Texas with a balanced energy portfolio, Luminant has agreed to buy 116 megawatts generated by a SunEdison large-scale solar plant in Upton County, …
  • Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Celebrates 25 Years of Powering Texas

    Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Celebrates 25 Years of Powering Texas

    Plant continues long-standing record of safety and reliabilityDALLAS – Twenty-five years ago, the first of two units at Luminant’s Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant began supplying power to the state’s electric grid. That day – Aug. 13, 1990 – was …
  • Luminant Helps Power Texas as ERCOT Demand Reaches All-time High

    Luminant Helps Power Texas as ERCOT Demand Reaches All-time High

    DALLAS – Luminant's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas plants helped power Texas as ERCOT demand reached an all-time high setting a new record. All of Luminant's plants were online and available for generation as Texans dealt with the …
  • Luminant Responds to Final EPA Rule on GHG

    Luminant Responds to Final EPA Rule on GHG

    DALLAS – As we did when the proposed rule was released, Luminant will extensively review the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Section 111 (d) rule before commenting in detail. We’ll be looking closely to determine if the EPA truly listened and fundamentally restructured …
  • Luminant Files Comments Regarding the EPA’s Proposed Rule on Regional Haze for Texas

    Luminant Files Comments Regarding the EPA’s Proposed Rule on Regional Haze for Texas

    DALLAS – Luminant filed its comments regarding the proposed rule on regional haze for Texas with the Environmental Protection Agency today.
  • Luminant Announces Unprecedented Resolution of Sierra Club Lawsuits

    Luminant Announces Unprecedented Resolution of Sierra Club Lawsuits

    DALLAS – Today, Luminant finalized an agreement with the Sierra Club under which the Sierra Club will drop multiple pending legal matters against the company. In return, Luminant will not seek payment from Sierra Club of $6.45 million in fees awarded to …
  • Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Donating $100,000 to Counties in Support of Emergency Preparedness Activities

    Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Donating $100,000 to Counties in Support of Emergency Preparedness Activities

    DALLAS – Luminant's Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant is donating $50,000 each to Hood and Somervell Counties to go toward emergency preparedness activities. The donations will be formally made during this week's commissioners court meetings.
  • Luminant Releases New Environmental Review

    Luminant Releases New Environmental Review

    Latest report highlights progress in environmental leadership, stewardship and compliance.DALLAS – As the largest power generator in Texas, Luminant is proud to be a leader in providing reliable electricity for a growing state while being thoughtful stewards of our environment and continuing …
  • Luminant Completes Industry-Leading Dragline Relocation Project

    Luminant Completes Industry-Leading Dragline Relocation Project

    DALLAS – Pioneering a new technique for transporting some of North America's largest earthmovers, Luminant recently relocated four draglines using a state-of-the-art 1,000-wheel vehicle. The mega machines were moved over 30 miles in total to new mining areas across East …
  • Update: Luminant Statement on Thermo Mine Incident

    Update: Luminant Statement on Thermo Mine Incident

    DALLAS – Six Luminant employees sustained burn injuries late Wednesday in an incident at Thermo Mine in Hopkins County.
  • Luminant Power Track Graduates Jump-Start Their Energy Careers

    Luminant Power Track Graduates Jump-Start Their Energy Careers

    DALLAS – Developing the company's next generation of skilled energy employees, Luminant is pleased to announce that 24 Tyler Junior College students from the second graduating Power Track class have received job placements. The graduates will begin their new energy careers at …
  • Statement on Proposed Rule for GHG Emissions at Existing Fossil Fuel Plants

    Statement on Proposed Rule for GHG Emissions at Existing Fossil Fuel Plants

    DALLAS – Luminant today released the following statement: We look forward to reviewing the rule given its significant impact. Ultimately, this rule must fit within the legal framework of the Clean Air Act, which includes setting achievable emission requirements using proven, real …
  • Luminant Launches New Advertising Campaign Featuring “Powering Texas” Pride

    Luminant Launches New Advertising Campaign Featuring “Powering Texas” Pride

    DALLAS – This week, Luminant released a new advertising campaign: "Powering Texas. Today. Tomorrow. Together.” With the important summer months ahead and the increasing demand for power that comes with them, Luminant and its employees prove they are up for the challenge …
  • Wild Turkey Restoration Program Takes Flight on Luminant’s Reclaimed Land

    Wild Turkey Restoration Program Takes Flight on Luminant’s Reclaimed Land

    DALLAS – As an industry leader in environmental stewardship, Luminant and its employees are helping Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Eastern wild turkey restoration effort reach new heights – recently welcoming over 80 turkeys to their new home in Rusk County.
  • Energy Future Holdings Reaches Restructuring Agreement to Address Balance Sheet and Create Sustainable Capital Structure

    Energy Future Holdings Reaches Restructuring Agreement to Address Balance Sheet and Create Sustainable Capital Structure

    DALLAS – Energy Future Holdings (EFH) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with certain of its key financial stakeholders to reduce its approximately $40 billion of debt, lower its annual cash interest costs, access significant additional capital and create …
  • Luminant Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Decision

    Luminant Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Decision

    DALLAS – While Luminant is disappointed with today's remand of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, we are pleased with the Supreme Court's confirmation that the EPA has a "statutory duty” to avoid over-regulating.
  • Luminant Builds Hope for North Texas Wounded Veteran With $5,000 Donation

    Luminant Builds Hope for North Texas Wounded Veteran With $5,000 Donation

    DALLAS – As a proud veteran supporter and military-friendly employer, Luminant is helping provide the keys to a bright future for a North Texas family, donating $5,000 to Operation Finally Home. The nonprofit organization provides custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled …
  • Luminant Wins Top National and State Awards for Mine Reclamation Program

    Luminant Wins Top National and State Awards for Mine Reclamation Program

    DALLAS – With 90 awards for reclamation excellence over the past 40 years, Luminant is keeping the streak alive. The company was notified recently it won both the Interstate Mining Compact Commission's 2014 National Mine Reclamation Award in the coal category and …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Federal Court Victory

    Luminant Statement Regarding Federal Court Victory

    DALLAS – Luminant today released the following statement: A federal district judge in Waco today ruled for Luminant in a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club alleging Clean Air Act violations at the Big Brown Power Plant in Freestone County.
  • Luminant Honors Terrell Cowherd with $5,000 Scholarship Donation

    Luminant Honors Terrell Cowherd with $5,000 Scholarship Donation

    DALLAS – As a tribute to Terrell Cowherd, a Luminant employee who died assisting others, the company has contributed $5,000 to the Prairie View A&M University Civil Engineering Scholarship fund, which will endow the scholarship for future generations. Prairie View A&M will …
  • Luminant Donates $50,000 to New Hood County Emergency Operations Center

    Luminant Donates $50,000 to New Hood County Emergency Operations Center

    DALLAS – With the commitment to make Hood County an even safer community, especially during emergency situations, Luminant today donated $50,000 toward construction of the new Emergency Operations Center. Construction of the EOC is already underway and should be finished in February.
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Liberty Mine Land

    Luminant Statement Regarding Liberty Mine Land

    DALLAS – Luminant today released the following statement regarding the news coverage of our Liberty Mine land purchases in East Texas: Luminant respects and shares the attachment Texans have for their land and that's why we purchase, mine and reclaim our land …
  • Luminant Response to Ongoing Environmental Activism Campaign

    Luminant Response to Ongoing Environmental Activism Campaign

    DALLAS – Today, a small group of physicians from the Dallas County Medical Society, along with environmental activists, filed at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for more emissions regulations at three Luminant coal plants in East Texas. This filing, the latest …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Terrell Cowherd

    Luminant Statement Regarding Terrell Cowherd

    DALLAS – Luminant today released the following statement regarding the death of Terrell Cowherd: We are extremely saddened by the tragic death this weekend of Luminant employee Terrell Cowherd.
  • Luminant’s Comanche Peak Unit 2 Achieves 20 Years of Operations

    Luminant’s Comanche Peak Unit 2 Achieves 20 Years of Operations

    Helping meet the needs of Texas' growing population and economy, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 2 began commercial operations on Aug. 3, 1993, and since then, has generated more than 180 million net megawatt-hours of electricity. Located in Somervell …
  • A Second Life: Luminant Donates Rare Plants to the Dallas Arboretum

    A Second Life: Luminant Donates Rare Plants to the Dallas Arboretum

    DALLAS – Cultivating interest in environmental education, more than 100 rare carnivorous pitcher plants from Luminant’s Big Brown Turlington Mine are finding a second life at the Dallas Arboretum. The recently donated plants will be featured in the new Rory Meyers Children’s …
  • Luminant Generates Environmental Awareness Among Freestone County Youth

    Luminant Generates Environmental Awareness Among Freestone County Youth

    DALLAS – Taking the classroom outdoors, Luminant recently hosted its sixth annual Environmental Awareness Day at Big Brown Power Plant and Mines, helping nearly 200 Teague ISD fourth- and fifth-graders gain a greater understanding of the link between energy and the environment.
  • Inaugural Luminant Power Track Class Graduates, Helping Meet Demand for Skilled Energy Workers in East Texas

    Inaugural Luminant Power Track Class Graduates, Helping Meet Demand for Skilled Energy Workers in East Texas

    DALLAS – Helping fuel the energy industry workforce with skilled employees, Luminant is pleased to announce that more than 20 students from the first Power Track class will graduate this month with degrees in power plant technology from Tyler Junior College. This …
  • Luminant Power Track Announces Third Scholarship Class

    Luminant Power Track Announces Third Scholarship Class

    DALLAS – Following a yearlong search for the top applicants, Luminant Power Track is pleased to welcome 31 select students, who now have the ability to pursue a career path in either power plant or mining operations.
  • Luminant Empowers Environmental Education with $60,000 Donation

    Luminant Empowers Environmental Education with $60,000 Donation

    DALLAS – Building on a legacy of responsible environmental stewardship and commitment to educational outreach, Luminant has contributed $60,000 to support two environmentally focused teacher workshops this summer.
  • Veteran Reporter Brad Watson Joins Luminant as New Communications Director

    Veteran Reporter Brad Watson Joins Luminant as New Communications Director

    DALLAS – Luminant is pleased to welcome longtime WFAA-TV (Channel 8) senior reporter Brad Watson to his new role as director of communications. Watson will oversee the company's internal and external communications efforts, develop communications strategies and serve as a key spokesperson.
  • Commitment to ‘Zero’ Leads to Safest Year on Record for Luminant

    Commitment to ‘Zero’ Leads to Safest Year on Record for Luminant

    Employees focus on zero accidents, incidents and injuriesDALLAS – Luminant employees across both plant and mine operations closed out their safest year since extensive company-wide record-keeping began 35 years ago. In fact, safety performance was so strong the company experienced its best …
  • Mac McFarland Begins Tenure as Luminant CEO

    Mac McFarland Begins Tenure as Luminant CEO

    Former chief commercial officer has been with the company since 2008DALLAS – Luminant is kicking off 2013 with a new, yet familiar, face as CEO. Mac McFarland, the company's former chief commercial officer, stepped into his new role on Jan. 1.
  • Luminant Employees Raise Nearly $650,000 for Area Residents

    Luminant Employees Raise Nearly $650,000 for Area Residents

    DALLAS – Luminant employees are jumpstarting their holiday giving – contributing nearly $650,000 to support their neighbors in need through United Way and TXU Energy AidSM.
  • Luminant Pays Tribute to Veterans Through Year-Round Commitment to Hiring and Mentoring Veterans

    Luminant Pays Tribute to Veterans Through Year-Round Commitment to Hiring and Mentoring Veterans

    11.09.12 Luminant Pays Tribute to Veterans Through Year-Round Commitment to Hiring and Mentoring Veterans Dallas - Military veterans make up 15 percent of Luminant's employee base As Americans honor their military veterans and active duty personnel this Veterans Day, Luminant …
  • Luminant Power Track Recognized as a Model of Success

    Luminant Power Track Recognized as a Model of Success

    10.25.12 Luminant Power Track Recognized as a Model of Success Dallas - The Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future program identifies Power Track as an innovative and effective solution for developing a skilled work force The Luminant Power Track program …
  • From Powering Texas to Recycling for Reuse: Luminant’s Retired North Lake Power Plant Enters a New Phase

    From Powering Texas to Recycling for Reuse: Luminant’s Retired North Lake Power Plant Enters a New Phase

    10.04.12 From Powering Texas to Recycling for Reuse: Luminant’s Retired North Lake Power Plant Enters a New Phase Dallas - After nearly 50 years of powering Texas, Luminant's retired North Lake Power Plant has taken on a new role. As …
  • Luminant Honored with Employers for Education Excellence Award

    Luminant Honored with Employers for Education Excellence Award

    09.28.12 Luminant Honored with Employers for Education Excellence Award Dallas - The State Board of Education award recognizes Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant for its volunteer work with area students Luminant's Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant has been named a …
  • Luminant Launches New Recruiting Website: LuminantCareers.com

    Luminant Launches New Recruiting Website: LuminantCareers.com

    08.28.12 Luminant Launches New Recruiting Website: LuminantCareers.com DALLAS - Luminant is giving prospective employees a glimpse into life at Luminant through its new careers website, LuminantCareers.com. From our people and company culture to the wide range of career opportunities available …
  • Luminant Responds to Cross-State Air Pollution Ruling

    Luminant Responds to Cross-State Air Pollution Ruling

    08.21.12 Luminant Responds to Cross-State Air Pollution Ruling Dallas - Luminant released the following statement regarding today's ruling on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request of Luminant …
  • Monticello Power Plant Celebrates 20 Years Without a Lost-Time Injury

    Monticello Power Plant Celebrates 20 Years Without a Lost-Time Injury

    07.23.12 Monticello Power Plant Celebrates 20 Years Without a Lost-Time Injury Dallas - Employees at Monticello Power Plant in Mount Pleasant, Texas, are taking safety excellence to the next level as evidenced by a new plant safety record – 20 …
  • Luminant Helps Ensure Reliability on ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Luminant Helps Ensure Reliability on ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    06.26.12 Luminant Helps Ensure Reliability on ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day Dallas - Luminant's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants helped power Texas – and contribute to continued reliability – through today's record-setting June demand. Every available power …
  • Luminant Begins Project to Enhance Grassland Bird Habitat in Central Texas

    Luminant Begins Project to Enhance Grassland Bird Habitat in Central Texas

    06.07.12 Luminant Begins Project to Enhance Grassland Bird Habitat in Central Texas Dallas - Partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife will reestablish thousands of acres for bobwhite quail and other grassland bird species that have suffered from changing land-use practices …
  • Luminant Releases 2011 Environmental Review

    Luminant Releases 2011 Environmental Review

    06.04.12 Luminant Releases 2011 Environmental Review Dallas - The 21st annual report highlights the company's environmental and community successes As Texas' largest power producer, Luminant is proud to be a leader in the progress the state is making to create …
  • Luminant’s Environmental Awareness Day Educates Area Youth

    Luminant’s Environmental Awareness Day Educates Area Youth

    05.23.12 Luminant’s Environmental Awareness Day Educates Area Youth Dallas - Elementary students attend educational workshop to encourage environmental conservation With a focus on sharing knowledge about our natural resources, their role in energy production and the importance of environmental stewardship, …
  • Luminant’s Kosse Mine Archaeology Project Preserves Texas History, Recognized by Texas Historical Commission

    Luminant’s Kosse Mine Archaeology Project Preserves Texas History, Recognized by Texas Historical Commission

    Luminant’s Kosse Mine Archaeology Project Preserves Texas History, Recognized by Texas Historical Commission   05.02.12 Dallas - Work by Atkins North America uncovered details about abandoned Robertson County community An archaeology project at Luminant's Kosse Mine in Robertson County has …
  • Luminant Power Track Announces Newest Scholarship Class

    Luminant Power Track Announces Newest Scholarship Class

    04.30.12 Luminant Power Track Announces Newest Scholarship Class Dallas - Forty-three students awarded scholarships through newly expanded career-development program After a competitive application process that began with more than 200 well-qualified candidates, Luminant Power Track is pleased to welcome 43 …
  • Luminant Plants Over 1.7 Million Trees as Part of 2012 Reforestation Program

    Luminant Plants Over 1.7 Million Trees as Part of 2012 Reforestation Program

    04.02.12 Luminant Plants Over 1.7 Million Trees as Part of 2012 Reforestation Program Dallas - Tree planting currently underway at Luminant mine sites across Texas With recent rainfall providing ideal ground conditions, crews are wrapping up their efforts to plant …
  • Luminant Makes $500,000 Contribution to University of Texas Carbon Management Program

    Luminant Makes $500,000 Contribution to University of Texas Carbon Management Program

    01.26.12 Luminant Makes $500,000 Contribution to University of Texas Carbon Management Program Dallas - This year's gift pushes total financial commitment to $2.8 million over six years For a sixth consecutive year, Luminant has made a significant contribution to the …
  • Luminant Employees Set Significant Safety Records in 2011

    Luminant Employees Set Significant Safety Records in 2011

    01.06.12 Luminant Employees Set Significant Safety Records in 2011 Dallas - From 36 years without a lost-time injury at Stryker Creek to 7 million safe work hours at Comanche Peak, Luminant employees keep safety first With safety as their top priority for …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Stay the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

    Luminant Statement Regarding U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Stay the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

    Luminant today released the following statement regarding the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today granted the request for a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, …
  • Luminant Correction to Politico Pro Story

    Luminant Correction to Politico Pro Story

    Dallas - Luminant today released the following statement regarding the Politico Pro story about the Environmental Protection Agency's Utility MACT compliance timeline. Under no circumstances does our statement to Politico about the differences between compliance timelines for the Cross-State Air …
  • An Update on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule from David Campbell

    An Update on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule from David Campbell

    Dallas - Over the past several months, we have worked together advocating changes to the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule to lessen the impact on Texas jobs and reliability. I would like to thank you again for your …
  • Luminant Scholar Program Approaches $150,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    Luminant Scholar Program Approaches $150,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    DALLAS - With 31 ceremonies in the books this fall and three grand prize events on the horizon, the Luminant Scholar Program is giving $50,000 in scholarships and grants in 2010 and is well on its way to reaching $150,000 …
  • Luminant Donates $60,000 in Support of Environmental Education

    Luminant Donates $60,000 in Support of Environmental Education

    Dallas, TX - Contribution will fund teacher workshops reaching nearly 6,000 elementary and secondary students With a goal of connecting the link for educators between natural resources, their role in energy production and the importance of environmental stewardship, Luminant recently …
  • Luminant Donates Rare Plants to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

    Luminant Donates Rare Plants to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

    DALLAS - Carnivorous plants find a new home at the Girl Scouts' Camp Bette Perot Hundreds of rare carnivorous pitcher plants (Sarracenia alata) from Luminant's Turlington Mine area are currently taking root at Camp Bette Perot near Palestine, Texas. The …
  • Luminant Response to Today’s EPA Announcement

    Luminant Response to Today’s EPA Announcement

    DALLAS - Luminant released the following response regarding today's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule proposed revisions by the Environmental Protection Agency. Luminant filed a request for stay and reconsideration of the rule with the EPA on August 5, 2011. Changes to …
  • Luminant Announces Facility Closures, Job Reductions in Response to EPA Rule

    Luminant Announces Facility Closures, Job Reductions in Response to EPA Rule

    DALLAS - In employee meetings today across its Texas operations, Luminant leadership announced the need to close facilities to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which will cause the loss of approximately 500 jobs. The rule, …
  • Response to ERCOT Reliability Study

    Response to ERCOT Reliability Study

    DALLAS - Luminant released the following statement regarding today's report from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas: Since the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule was released earlier this summer, Luminant has asserted that if it is implemented on …
  • Luminant Fleet Provides Critical Generation During Level 2 ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert

    Luminant Fleet Provides Critical Generation During Level 2 ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert

    Dallas - Luminant's baseload power plant fleet, including two nuclear units and 12 lignite-fueled units, as well as multiple peaking natural gas units, provided much-needed generation today during ERCOT's level two energy emergency alert. The company commends its dedicated team …
  • Luminant Helps Power Texas on Third Consecutive ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Luminant Helps Power Texas on Third Consecutive ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Dallas - Through a third consecutive record-setting demand day and a second consecutive ERCOT energy emergency alert, Luminant's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants helped keep Texans cool and safe. All of Luminant's baseload power plant units …
  • Luminant Helps Power Texas Through Energy Alert on Second ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Luminant Helps Power Texas Through Energy Alert on Second ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Dallas - Luminant's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants helped power Texas through today's ERCOT energy emergency alert, which occurred on a second consecutive day of record-setting demand. All of Luminant's power plant units were available for …
  • Luminant Provides Much-Needed Generation During ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert

    Luminant Provides Much-Needed Generation During ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert

    Dallas - Luminant's dedicated team of 4,000-plus employees worked diligently throughout ERCOT's level two energy emergency alert today to generate much-needed electricity for the state of Texas. All of Luminant's baseload power plant units were available for generation, including two …
  • Luminant Helps Ensure Reliability on ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Luminant Helps Ensure Reliability on ERCOT Record-Setting Demand Day

    Dallas - Luminant's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants helped power Texas – and contribute to continued reliability – through today's record-setting demand. All of Luminant's baseload power plant units were available for generation, including two nuclear units, …
  • Luminant Highlights 2010 Environmental Successes

    Luminant Highlights 2010 Environmental Successes

    Dallas - 20th-annual Luminant Environmental Review and new environmental fact sheets now available As Texas' largest power generator, Luminant has long made environmental stewardship and innovation a daily mindset. In 2010 alone, Luminant: Planted almost 1.2 million trees on previously …
  • Sandow Power Plant Celebrates 30 Years of Operations

    Sandow Power Plant Celebrates 30 Years of Operations

    Dallas - Unit 4 began commercial operation in 1981 Sandow Power Plant's Unit 4, located in Milam County, began generating power on May 15, 1981. Over the past 30 years, the unit has generated more than 122 million net megawatt-hours …
  • Luminant Power Track Announces Inaugural Scholarship Class

    Luminant Power Track Announces Inaugural Scholarship Class

    Dallas - First class of 35 will receive a full scholarship to gain skills for a lifetime Due to strong interest and well-qualified candidates, Luminant Power Track, Luminant's career development scholarship program, is increasing the size of its inaugural scholarship …
  • Luminant Contributes $60,000 to Summer Teacher Workshops

    Luminant Contributes $60,000 to Summer Teacher Workshops

    Dallas - Donation will fund environmental education programs for elementary and secondary teachers   In keeping with its long history of responsible environmental stewardship and ongoing support of continuing education, Luminant recently donated $60,000 to fund two environmentally focused teacher …
  • Energy Future Holdings and Its Employees Raise $120,000 for Red Cross Japan Relief Efforts

    Energy Future Holdings and Its Employees Raise $120,000 for Red Cross Japan Relief Efforts

    Donation given on behalf of corporate partner Mitsubishi to help provide critical resources in Japan   In support of continuing relief efforts following Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Energy Future Holdings and its employees recently raised more than $120,000 for …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Safety

    Luminant Statement Regarding Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Safety

    Dallas - Luminant today released the following statement regarding the safety and reliability of its nuclear power plant in light of the impact of recent seismic events: Luminant's highest priority each and every day is the safety of our neighbors, …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Comanche Peak Development

    Luminant Statement Regarding Comanche Peak Development

    Dallas - Luminant today released the following statement regarding its combined operating license application for Comanche Peak Units 3 & 4. The ongoing incidents in Japan represent a tragic event, and we continue to monitor developments there. We extend our …
  • Luminant Power Track: Gain Skills for a Lifetime

    Luminant Power Track: Gain Skills for a Lifetime

    Dallas - New Luminant career development program offers full scholarship and a career “test drive” Do you know a recent high school graduate looking to gain skills for a lifetime? Luminant Power Track, Luminant's new career development program, is offering …
  • Luminant Donates $500,000 to University of Texas Carbon Program

    Luminant Donates $500,000 to University of Texas Carbon Program

    Dallas - Contribution pushes financial commitment to $2.3 million in five years In support of new and emerging solutions to produce even cleaner power for the future, Luminant has given $500,000 to The University of Texas at Austin's Luminant Carbon …
  • Graham Power Plant Celebrates 50 Years of Commercial Operation

    Graham Power Plant Celebrates 50 Years of Commercial Operation

    DALLAS - 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 …
  • Luminant Awards Three $5,000 Grants for Winning Essays

    Luminant Awards Three $5,000 Grants for Winning Essays

    DALLAS - Students at three Texas schools did more than learn this fall, they also won their school a $5,000 grant as 2010 Luminant Scholar Program grand prize winners. Out of 31 participating school districts, Belton ISD's Tarver Elementary School, …
  • Statement on Nuclear Loan Guarantees

    Statement on Nuclear Loan Guarantees

    DALLAS - The Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Company is encouraged by the recent House of Representatives vote to add $7 billion in nuclear loan guarantee authorization for new nuclear plants. A 38% increase in loan authorization authority is good news …
  • Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Achieves New Safety Record

    Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Achieves New Safety Record

    omanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Achieves New Safety Record DALLAS - Employees and contractors at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant recently achieved a significant safety milestone that is a site record: 18 months without a DART injury (days away, restricted …
  • Luminant Scholar Program Approaches $150,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    Luminant Scholar Program Approaches $150,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    DALLAS - With 31 ceremonies in the books this fall and three grand prize events on the horizon, the Luminant Scholar Program is giving $50,000 in scholarships and grants in 2010 and is well on its way to reaching $150,000 …
  • Luminant Employees Raise More Than $600,000 to Help Neighbors in Need

    Luminant Employees Raise More Than $600,000 to Help Neighbors in Need

    Funds will support United Way and TXU Energy Aid initiatives  As we near the holiday season, Luminant employees are giving one of the greatest gifts of all – funds to help local residents receive the life-changing support they need. “We …
  • Luminant to Host NEI Award Ceremony Honoring Rep. Chet Edwards

    Luminant to Host NEI Award Ceremony Honoring Rep. Chet Edwards

    DALLAS - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Luminant's Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant will host a representative from the Nuclear Energy Institute as the nuclear energy industry's Washington-based policy organization honors U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards for his strong and consistent support …
  • Luminant to Recruit Military Veterans

    Luminant to Recruit Military Veterans

    Veterans account for nearly 13 percent of the company's current employee workforce Luminant is looking for a few good men and women to fill more than 70 full-time jobs, including engineering, technician and management positions. On September 16, Luminant will …
  • Environmental Awareness Pays for Texas Fifth-Graders

    Environmental Awareness Pays for Texas Fifth-Graders

    Dallas - Luminant launches 2010 Luminant Scholar environmental essay-writing competition For the past two years, fifth-grade students across Texas have demonstrated creative environmental conservation ideas – from community recycling programs to planting neighborhood tree farms – as part of the …
  • Luminant Helps Meet ERCOT Record-Setting Demand for Fourth Day in Four Weeks

    Luminant Helps Meet ERCOT Record-Setting Demand for Fourth Day in Four Weeks

    Dallas - Luminant's skilled team of more than 4,200 employees relied on 23 nuclear, coal and natural gas power plant units to help power Texas through ERCOT's fourth record-setting day this month. According to ERCOT's estimate of peak hour home …
  • Luminant Generates Much-Needed, Reliable Power on Third ERCOT Record-Setting Day this Month

    Luminant Generates Much-Needed, Reliable Power on Third ERCOT Record-Setting Day this Month

    Dallas - For the third time in just three weeks, Luminant is proud to have helped power Texas through record-setting demand. As the state's largest generator, Luminant's experienced team of more than 4,200 employees leveraged 22 nuclear, coal and natural …
  • Luminant Helps Power Texas on Second ERCOT Record-Setting Day

    Luminant Helps Power Texas on Second ERCOT Record-Setting Day

    For the second time this month, Luminant, the state's largest power generator, today helped produce much-needed electricity to keep Texans safe and cool during record-setting demand. The company relied on a mix of 24 nuclear, coal and natural gas plant …
  • Comanche Peak Celebrates 20 Years of Commercial Operations

    Comanche Peak Celebrates 20 Years of Commercial Operations

    Plant has provided reliable electricity and strong community support since August 1990 In its first 20 years, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant and the Luminant employees who keep it operating safely have generated more than 323 million net megawatt hours …
  • Squaw Creek Park Opening for Limited Public Fishing

    Squaw Creek Park Opening for Limited Public Fishing

    Get your fishing rods, bait and boats ready – Squaw Creek Park is reopening for fishing on a limited basis starting Friday, June 4.“We appreciate the strong community support during the reopening process and are thrilled to once again welcome …
  • Monticello Power Plant Achieves 18 Years Without a Lost-Time Injury

    Monticello Power Plant Achieves 18 Years Without a Lost-Time Injury

    Achievement marks a new safety record for the plantDallas - Employees at Monticello Power Plant in Mount Pleasant, Texas are celebrating a new plant safety record – 18 years without a lost-time injury. This significant milestone is the equivalent of …
  • Luminant Responds to U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee Approval of Nuclear Loan Guarantee Funding

    Luminant Responds to U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee Approval of Nuclear Loan Guarantee Funding

    DALLAS - Luminant, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings, today released the following statement regarding the approval of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for an additional $25 billion in loan guarantees for new …
  • Luminant Releases Latest Data Highlighting 2009 Environmental Successes

    Luminant Releases Latest Data Highlighting 2009 Environmental Successes

    Dallas - Redesigned 2009 Environmental Review and new environmental fact sheets now available As Texas' largest power generator, Luminant is committed to improving our environment through cleaner, more efficient energy and consistent, measurable environmental stewardship – planting 1.1 million trees …
  • Luminant Statement Regarding Milam County, Texas Decision

    Luminant Statement Regarding Milam County, Texas Decision

    Dallas - Luminant today released the following statement regarding the decision of the 20th District Court in Milam County, Texas regarding the civil trial against Luminant initiated by Alcoa: “We're very pleased with the Court's ruling that there is no …