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Located on 2500 YU Jones Road, just south of Greatwood and west of Siena, this facility is one of the largest in the Houston area.
Fort Bend County, Texas — Fire authorities say WA Parish power plant In Fort Bend County late Sunday night.
A NRG Energy spokesman said there was no fire around 5 am and the crew was just watching the hotspots. The fire started just before midnight on Sunday.
The facility is in 2500YU Jones Road Just south of Greatwood and west of Siena, it is one of the largest in the Houston area.
Helped more than 100 firefighters from 20 agencies, including the Houston Fire Department, put out the fire.
A spokeswoman said there was no concern for residents and that all employees were responsible.
I saw a flame coming out of the facility building. A spokesman identified the building as Unit 8, one of the coal-fueled steam-powered units on the premises.
After the fire knocked the unit offline, the operator called the fire department, leading to multiple agencies’ response.
I heard steam being released with the flames.
Late Monday morning, Air11 jumped over the scene.Sooted the building including the roof
clock Fort Bend Fire Marshal Office Provides the latest information on damage.
The Fort Bend Fire Department said about half of the building was burned down.
The facility uses coal and gas to produce electricity. It is one of the largest conventional power plants in the United States and is owned and operated. NRG Energy..
According to the company, it is working to maintain the power of local residents.
“There are many plants around Houston and we will do everything we can to make sure all of them are available to compensate for the power loss from the parish plant,” said an NRG spokesman. One David Knox said.
Ed Hirs, an energy expert at KHOU11, states that the plant has a total capacity of 3.6GWh, which is about 5% of the capacity ERCOT expects for peak demand this summer.
He said units that went offline account for about 16 percent of the plant’s output.
clock Aerial view of damage At the WA Parish power plant.
Knox explained that this is equivalent to the amount of power needed to power 12,000 households on a hot day with AC turned on.
“This summer we’re going to be tough and we’ll lose a fair amount of power,” Hirs said.
Knox said he would enter the unit on Tuesday to see exactly what led to the fire.
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