Entergy Louisiana receives approval to build $872m power plant

by Andrea Waitrovich

The Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved construction of the Lake Charles Power Station, a 994-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Westlake.

“This plant will not only provide needed generating capacity for the fast-growing region, but it’s another step in our ongoing effort to upgrade Entergy Louisiana’s plants so they operate more efficiently, affordably and with fewer emissions,” said Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana.

The natural gas–fired plant is a key element of Entergy Louisiana’s plan to provide the clean, efficient energy needed to power economic growth and bring even more savings to its customers.

Entergy Louisiana expects to issue full notice to proceed to construction by Aug. 1.

The plant, which is scheduled to be in service by June 2020, will cost approximately $872 million to build including transmission and other project-related costs and contingency.

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