LCRA can provide reliable and cost-effective electricity because of its diverse generation portfolio, which includes:
- Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant in Llano County, a combined-cycle, natural gas-fired plant that came on-line in 2014.
- Fayette Power Project in Fayette County, a coal-fired power plant. LCRA and the City of Austin co-own units 1 and 2; LCRA owns Unit 3.
- Sim Gideon Power Plant in Bastrop County, a traditional, natural gas-fired plant.
- Lost Pines 1 Power Project in Bastrop County, a combined-cycle, gas-fired plant. GenTex Power Corporation, a taxable LCRA-affiliated corporation, owns half the plant, and LCRA owns the other half.
- Winchester Power Park in Fayette County, a gas-fired facility that can generate power during peak-demand periods.
LCRA owns a share of the coal-fired Sandy Creek Energy Station in McLennan County. LCRA also generates hydroelectric power at the Highland Lakes dams and purchases wind power from Texas wind projects.
Though once a significant portion of LCRA’s portfolio, hydroelectric generation now is only used as a byproduct of river management or during a power emergency.
LCRA owns or has rights to about 3,300 megawatts of power – enough for LCRA and its wholesale electric customers to provide electricity for about 1 million people.