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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 nuclear projects:

“In order to meet our growing electricity demands while transitioning to a low emissions energy future and energy independence, nuclear power must play a vital role in our nation's infrastructure. The additional loan guarantee funding secured today by Congressman Edwards in the U.S. House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee will help stimulate the nuclear renaissance that the state of Texas and our country will need moving forward,” said David Campbell, CEO, Luminant.

“We greatly appreciate the commitment and dedication to this issue demonstrated by Congressman Edwards. It is difficult to imagine any scenario where our Comanche Peak nuclear facility in Glen Rose, Texas could be expanded without federal loan guarantees like those procured today in the Subcommittee.”

State Highway 322 Overpass to Reopen Following Reconstruction

Dallas -

Reconstruction of the State Highway 322 overpass has been completed and the road will reopen to traffic before noon on Wednesday, June 9.

Luminant is pleased with the timely demolition and reconstruction of the affected portion of the overpass and credits the expertise of the project's contractors, as well as TXDOT, who worked together throughout the project. The company looks forward to reopening the road to routine traffic and appreciates its fellow neighbors' patience throughout this process.

Second Unit at Oak Grove Power Plant Achieves Substantial Completion

New plant near Franklin, Texas now online with a combined generation capacity of 1,600 megawatts

The second and final unit at Luminant's new Oak Grove Power Plant in Robertson County has achieved substantial completion, signaling the turnover of day-to-day operations to Luminant from the general contractor of the unit.

“This significant milestone means the new unit is now fully operational, making additional baseload generation available for our state at an ideal time – as we head into our peak summer season,” said Mike Williams, Luminant's chief fossil officer. “Combined, Oak Grove Units 1 & 2 are capable of powering nearly 850,000 average Texas homes and we're proud to welcome the plant to our operational fleet, an achievement due solely to the teamwork and dedication of our employees and construction contractors.”

Both Oak Grove units have lower emission rates than any existing lignite plant in the state and at least 70 percent lower than the national coal plant average. In addition to environmental control equipment that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, Oak Grove is also the nation's first pulverized coal plant fueled by lignite to utilize new activated carbon sorbent injection technology to remove mercury. More information about the plant's environmental controls is available through Luminant's latest Environmental Review.

Oak Grove Unit 2 is moving into the final on-line testing phase, which when completed, will make the unit fully available for reliability dispatch by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

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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, construction 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 www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.

The two-unit Oak Grove Power Plant is located in Robertson County, Texas.

The two-unit Oak Grove Power Plant is located in Robertson County, Texas.

 

 

 

Construction Complete on Luminant’s Oak Grove Unit 1

New Oak Grove Power Plant near Franklin, Texas features first-of-its-kind environmental controls

The first of two 800-megawatt units at Luminant's new Oak Grove Power Plant in Robertson County is now online, having recently achieved substantial completion.

“Achieving this critical step signals the end of construction and the beginning of Luminant's operation of another significant source of baseload generation for Texas,” said Mike Williams, chief fossil officer. “Our operations team is fully engaged in the day-to-day management of the unit, which will generate needed electricity to help meet our state's growing power demands.”

Oak Grove Unit 1, as well as Unit 2 upon completion, will have lower emission rates than any existing lignite plant in the state and at least 70 percent lower than the national coal plant average. In addition to environmental control equipment that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, Oak Grove is also the nation's first pulverized coal plant fueled by lignite to utilize new activated carbon sorbent injection technology to remove mercury. To learn more about the plant's environmental controls, please read Luminant's latest Environmental Review.

Oak Grove Unit 2 is scheduled for completion in mid-2010. Combined, the plant will be capable of generating 1,600 MW, enough to power nearly 850,000 average Texas homes.

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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, 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.