Bolstering The Texas Grid

    PROENERGY Commissions 288-MW Mark One Generating Station

    The Mark One Generation Station (Image Courtesy Of Wattbridge)

    PROENERGY Services has commissioned the WattBridge Mark One Generating Station in Brazoria County, Texas. Powered by six LM6000 gas-turbine packages, the 288-MW Mark One station delivers peaking power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid system. The plant supports renewable development and delivers energy security during times of high demand, including extreme cold or hot weather.

    WattBridge, an independent power producer, has rapidly expanded its operating portfolio from six LM6000 units generating 288 MW in January 2021 to 30 LM6000 units producing enough energy to power one million homes today.

    “WattBridge has grown to be a major industry player assuring grid resilience while advancing decarbonization,” said Mike Alvarado, president of WattBridge. “We now have 2400 MW operational or under construction, and — with emerging regulatory certainty and effective market structure — have line of sight to execute a further 1600 MW for ERCOT.”

    The WattBridge Mark One Generating Station is PROENERGY’s fourth new ERCOT installation in the last 36 months. A single-source provider, PROENERGY designs, engineers, commissions, and operates each WattBridge facility as a turnkey solution that delivers dispatchable power in support of baseload installations.

    “Our standardized LM6000 plant design is a reliable, affordable answer for solving intermittency issues and accelerating renewable growth in any power market,” said Jeff Canon, CEO of PROENERGY. “The PowerFLX concept is the cornerstone of the WattBridge fleet and fortifies customer portfolios across the Americas and soon the globe.”

    Key Parties In The Mark One Project Are:

    Facility Owner: WattBridge Energy

    Plant Equipment, Engineering, Construction, & Operation: PROENERGY

    Gas Transmission: Enbridge Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline And Enbridge Texas Eastern Transmission

    Gas Supplier: ConocoPhillips Company

    Power Offtake: Shell Energy North America

    Transmission Service Provider: CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric