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Photos Of Natural Gas Power Plants


Much of the natural gas produced in the United States, including that from new shale formations like the Marcellus shale and Eagle Ford shale, is used downstream for power generation. Using natural gas produces 1/3 to 1/2 less CO2 than coal, and without the high sulfur output. The following photos are of natural gas power plants in Austin Texas and were not taken by me but provided by Austin Energy for use on this website by the community outreach program. The first two  natural gas power plant photos are of the Sand Hill Energy Center. The Sand Hill Energy Center is capable of producting 580 Megawatts of energy and includes new peaking units which are actually modified jet engines. These peaking units can start rapidly and produce power to fill in the gaps during peak periods. The Sand Hill Energy Center is one of the most efficient natural gas fired power plants in the United States, utilizing cogeneration to squeeze more electricity from each BTU of natural gas used. This plant was built between 2001 and 2004 with major upgrades in 2010. 

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The next natural gas power plant photo is of the peaking units at Sand Hill Power plant.  Power plant photos courtesy of Austin Energy.

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The third natural gas power plant photo is of the Decker Power Station, which is natural gas powered and capable of producing 925 Megawatts of power. It was built between 1967 and 1978.  Look for more natural gas power plant photos coming soon.

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