BKV-BPP Power LLC, a joint venture between BKV Corporation (BKV) and Banpu Power US Corporation, has closed on the purchase of the Temple II Power Plant, a natural gas-fueled power plant, located in Temple, Texas. Built over 2.5 years, the Temple II Power Plant opened for commercial operation in the second half of 2015 and is equipped with combined cycle turbines. The power generation facility features advanced emissions-control technology. With a gross installed capacity of 758 MW, the power plant provides enough energy to power 750,000 homes across central Texas and is strategically located adjacent to the I-35 corridor in central Texas, between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin.
The plant utilizes Siemens technology, including two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, the instrumentation and control system, and two heat recovery steam generators. Bechtel was responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction, and commissioning of the facility.
BKV-BPP Power also owns and operates the Temple I Power Plant, a natural gas-fueled, combined cycle facility that sits on the same site as the Temple II Power Plant.
“We are very excited to be adding the Temple II facility to our asset base. The location alone provides excellent, synergistic opportunities for our growing Texas-based power business and will allow us to continue to deliver exceptional grid reliability for our customers while focusing on our industry-leading environmental standards,” said Robert Dowd, managing director of BKV-BPP Power. “This is an important milestone for us as we continue to grow and build a power company that reflects the values, innovation and ESG leadership of our partners – BKV and Banpu Power US.”