November 04, 2015
Invenergy Celebrates Official Opening of Ector County Energy Center
Employees and local officials conduct ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour and luncheon to mark occasion
CHICAGO (Nov. 5, 2015) – Leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) on Wednesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 330 MW Ector County Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power generation plant in Texas’s Permian Basin.
Invenergy employees and several members of the community gathered for the ceremony, tour and lunch to officially mark the opening of the facility.
The facility, which began construction in November 2014 and started service this September, features two GE 7FA simple-cycle combustion turbines that are designed to provide peaking energy and respond quickly at times when additional power supply is required to meet demand. It is located in unincorporated Ector County near the Ector-Andrews County line, approximately 20 miles northwest of Odessa and seven miles northeast of Goldsmith, and connects to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) 138kV Holt Switching Station of the Oncor Electric transmission system.
The Ector County Energy Center employs a full-time staff of seven employees. In all, the facility will contribute more than $2 million annually to the local economy in staff salaries and the purchase of local goods and services. In addition, the project will contribute tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue over the 30 year plus life of the project.
With the addition of the Ector County Energy Center, Invenergy now has an operating natural gas project portfolio of more than 3,100MW, with facilities in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Washington State, and Ontario, Canada.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, and Europe. Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
Contact: Mary Ryan, Senior Manager, Public Relations 312-582-1424 or email@example.com