WattBridge Energy starts operations of 288-MW Braes Bayou project

WattBridge Braes Bayou project

WattBridge Energy has begun commercial operations of its 288-MW Braes Bayou project, the company’s third peaking-power installation in ERCOT to reach operational status in just 30 months. Located in Fort Bend County, the plant delivers energy security for the Texas grid, powers up to 200,000 homes, and operates in direct support of renewable growth.

Key parties in the Braes Bayou project

Facility Owner—WattBridge Energy
EPC, O&M, and Asset Management—PROENERGY
Financing—MUFG Union Bank and CoBank
Gas Transmission—Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline
Gas Supplier—Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline
Energy Manager—Tenaska Power Services
Transmission Service Provider—CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

The Braes Bayou power facility delivers power during peak-demand times. Powered by six PROENERGY LM6000 gas-turbine packages, Braes Bayou is conceived as an affordable answer to grid intermittency. The platform supports baseload renewable installations with fast-start, reduced-emissions power.

WattBridge, an independent power producer, now has 1,824 MW operational or under construction in the ERCOT zone with a further 2,176 MW in advanced development.