Energy to grow East Texas.

ETEC continues to pursue a diversified energy portfolio, including renewable resources. We believe in building and investing in projects that protect us during potential major outages caused by natural disasters and provide the kind of power needed for the future. Our goal is to provide the most economical power to our members as close to home as possible.

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> ISES 2

  • 842 MW pulverized coal plant, Newark, AR
  • ETEC owns 7.13% interest (60 MW)
  • COD — December 1984
  • Operator: Entergy
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 95.9% in 2013 and 87.6% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 78.0% in 2013 and 73.7% in 2014

> Nelson 6

  • 550 MW pulverized coal plant, Westlake, LA
  • ETEC owns 9.09% interest (50 MW)
  • SRG&T owns 10.0% interest (55 MW)
  • COD — May 1982
  • Operator: Entergy
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 64.1% in 2013 and 61.1% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 62.0% in 2013 and 54.2% in 2014

> Plum Point

  • 665 MW pulverized coal plant, Osceola, AR
  • ETEC owns 7.52% interest (50 MW)
  • COD — September 1, 2010
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 76.4% in 2013 and 72.9% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 74.9% in 2013 and 63.2% in 2014
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> Harrison County Power Project

  • Wholly owned by NTEC and ETEC
    • – NTEC — 302 MW (55%)
    • – ETEC — 248 MW (45%)
  • Closed on 12/31/2010
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 92.6% in 2013 and 93.3% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 12.9% in 2013 and 19.3% in 2014

> San Jacinto Peaking Power Facility

  • COD — July 18, 2009
  • Two 75 MW combustion turbines in MISO South area
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 93.1% in 2013 and 94.0% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 16.5% in 2013 and 24.9% in 2014

> Hardin County Peaking Power Facility

  • COD — January 16, 2010
  • Two 75 MW combustion turbines in MISO South area
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 94.5% in 2013 and 94.9% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 5.0% in 2013 and 11.8% in 2014

> Turk

  • 600 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant located in Hempstead County, AR
  • ETEC owns 8.333% interest (50 MW)
  • Other owners: SWEPCO, OMPA & AECC
  • COD — December 20, 2012
  • Operating performance
    • – Equivalent availability of 73.2% in 2013 and 90.1% in 2014
    • – Capacity Factor of 73.0% in 2013 and 81.4% in 2014

> Hilton Lively Renewable Power Project

  • 45 MW wood-fired biomass plant located in Woodville, TX
  • ETEC owns 100%
  • COD — October 31, 2014
  • Operator: Gemma Plant Operations
  • Operating performance
    • Net generation + 18,400 MWh
    • – Equivalent availability of 68.6%
    • – Capacity Factor of 26.5%

> R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project

  • 24 MW ETEC hydroelectric facility on the Trinity River near Livingston, TX
  • Estimated COD of Q3 of 2018
  • Received FERC license in 3Q 2012
  • Turbine contract awarded in 2Q 2010
  • Executed EPC contract, approved August 2013
  • CREB – Received $10.2 million in 2008, $25 million in 2009 and $15 million in 2011
  • Remainder to be funded by RUS.
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> Grant Wind Farm

  • Through a partnership with Grant Wind, LLC, ETEC is now receiving power from a wind power project in Grant county in northern Oklahoma. This project will produce about 150 MW of electricity, enough to help power over 56,000 homes.
  • “ETEC has worked hard to diversify the energy mix that provides electric power to our member-cooperatives, as we believe this is the best approach to assure an affordable, reliable system for our members. By adding wind power, we will have additional renewable energy to complement other sources now in use,” said Edd Hargett, General Manager of ETEC.
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The Hilton Lively Renewable Power Project began operations in late 2014. Owned and developed by ETEC, the facility is located near Woodville, Texas.

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East Texas Electric Cooperative breaks ground on the R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project, developed in cooperation with the Trinity River Authority and the City of Houston. Upon completion in 2018, the plant is expected to generate enough electricity to power 12,000 homes in East Texas.