The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a construction permit for a new power plant in Grimes County.
The EPA says the project is expected to bring $607 million dollars in economic development, 150 construction jobs, and ten fulltime positions.
The plant owner, Omaha Nebraska based Tenaska, says it would be used during peak power demand periods.
Its location is on Highway 30 in Roans Prairie, west of Tenaska’s Frontier generating station.
Company officials say they are still gathering additional air and water permits.
Subject to getting all regulatory approvals, construction of the three natural gas fired turbine plant could begin next year with completion as early as 2017.