ERCOT approves Texas muni’s plan to mothball coal-fired plant
The city of Garland, Texas, can mothball its 470-MW coal-fired plant in Grimes County starting October 17, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said Thursday.
In a suspension-of-operations notice filed July 19 with ERCOT, Garland said it is seeking to mothball its Gibbons Creek plant on a seasonal basis, operating it June 1 to September 30 each year.
The city then filed a follow-up notice with ERCOT July 26, noting the generation resources would be mothballed for a period of between seven and eight months.
“ERCOT is issuing this initial and also final determination that these resources are not required to support ERCOT transmission system reliability, the resource may be mothballed according to scheduled date,” ERCOT said in the Thursday notice.