Timmerman Power Plant

The new Timmerman Power Plant will include two natural gas-fueled peaker units able to ramp up and shut down in minutes. Combined, the units can provide about 380 megawatts to the Texas power grid when dispatchable power is needed.

Each unit will be powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating internal combustion engines.

The first unit is under construction and on track to be operational in 2025. Construction will begin on the second new unit in the spring of 2024. The second unit is scheduled to be operational in 2026.

How will this plant benefit Texans?

As more people and businesses move to Texas, the state needs more dispatchable thermal power generation that can be available quickly. The new natural gas-fueled plant in Caldwell County will help meet the growing demand for electricity and will be available to grid operators to call upon when renewable and other thermal generation are not sufficient to meet the state’s demand for electricity.

The plant will add to LCRA’s diverse generation portfolio. LCRA currently owns or has rights to about 3,570 megawatts of power – enough for LCRA and its wholesale electric customers to provide electricity for more than 1 million people.

An electric substation also will be added to the site to support the new generation resources.