To help address growing energy needs in Southeast Texas, Entergy filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to seek approval of two natural gas-fired plants to be named Legend and Lone Star.

Southeast Texas is experiencing economic and population growth, leading to a “significant” rise in electricity demand that Entergy Texas says has created the need to add 40% more generation capacity to its power grid in four years.

The proposed generation resources are expected to be in service by 2028, Entergy said. The Public Utility Commission of Texas will consider approval of these power plants in the coming months.

“As Texas continues to grow, so does our need for more dispatchable, reliable power to help businesses in Southeast Texas and across our great state thrive,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “Entergy’s two new power stations will help bolster the electric grid, adding over 1,000 megawatts of generation capacity in four years.”

Entergy Texas’ dispatchable generation application is part of the company’s Southeast Texas Energy Plan, also known as STEP Ahead. The six-step plan aims to add an additional 1,600 MW of generation capacity to the power grid by 2028, transmission to get power where it’s needed and grid-hardening projects to help Southeast Texas withstand extreme weather.

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