There has been new action discussed in ending the life of the Gibbons Creek Power Plant.
The issue was discussed at a Bryan city council workshop this week. Bryan is one of the cities in the Texas Municipal Power Agency and BTU general manager Gary Miller said that the costs at Gibbons Creek is tripling from 4 million this year to 12 million next year.
“The reason is, we are planning to decommission that unit. Which means, starting the engineering to actually take it down to the ground,” Miller said.
Miller also says BTU is responsible for paying 19 million of the 90 million dollar overall cost. The cost could be reduced if the plant and/or adjoining property near Carlos is sold.
“There will still be costs associated with that for probably 30 years that is not in that 19 million, but it is not going to be that large,” said Miller.
According to Miller, efforts continue to sell the 6,700 acres, which includes the former coal fired plant and more than 10,000 acres that used to be mined.