Pictured: Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile plant. Ninemile's Unit 6 is currently the youngest of Entergy Louisiana's generation units.
By Editors of Power Engineering
Entergy Louisiana was granted approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to build a gas-fired plant in St. Charles Parish.
The facility will be a 980-MW, combined-cycle plant to be constructed in Montz, 30 miles from New Orleans.
Development costs are expected to run $869 million including transmission and other associated costs, and a service date of June 2019.
Entergy Louisiana expects the plant will save customers more than $1.3 billion over its 30-year life.
Plans for the plant were originally submitted through a 2014 RFP for southeast Louisiana. An independent monitor oversaw the selection process, and this plan was selected after it was evaluated against other options.
Apart from Ninemile Point Unit 6, which was completed in December 2014, Entergy Louisiana’s coal and gas-fired generation units are an average of more than 40 years old.