Odessa, Texas (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
The investment by EPE is part of a 10-year plan to improve the reliability, quality of service, and efficiency of local electrical power generation. The new facility will ultimately consist of four state-of-the-art 88 megawatt (MW) simple-cycle aero-derivative natural gas powered combustion turbines. The aero-derivative technology, based on jet engine technology, is more efficient and provides quick start capabilities which will assist in increasing the power grid stability. When completed, the power station will generate enough power to provide electricity to approximately 160,000 homes.
“El Paso Electric remains committed to investing in a cleaner future with cost-effective new technologies so the benefits to customers outweigh the costs of maintaining and updating our safe and reliable grid,” said Tom Shockley, El Paso Electric Chief Executive Officer.
El Paso Electric contracted with Saulsbury to construct the facility and provide overall supervision and craft labor. As many as 225 craft workers will be employed on this project that is expected to be completed in March 2015.
“All of us at Saulsbury Industries are excited to have been selected by El Paso Electric to participate in such a significant power project that is so important to the El Paso community. It addresses their growing energy demand, utilizing clean burning natural gas.” – Charles “Bubba” Saulsbury, Jr. - Senior Vice President, Saulsbury Industries.
Detailed information is available on the Saulsbury Industries website at http://www.si-tx.com.