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Guadalupe Peaking Energy Center

The Guadalupe Peaking Energy Center (GPEC) is a 418-megawatt project under advanced development located 30 miles northeast of San Antonio. It will be co-located with Calpine’s existing Guadalupe Energy Center. This simple-cycle power plant is being developed pursuant to an agreement with Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC). GVEC will purchase 50% of GPEC when it begins commercial operations at Calpine’s discretion between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2019. GPEC will feature two fast-ramping combustion turbines capable of responding to peaks in power demand.

This project represents a mutually beneficial response to our customer’s desire to have direct access to peaking generation resources. GPEC leverages the benefits of our existing site and development rights and our construction and operating expertise, as well as our customer’s ability to fund their investment at attractive rates, all while affording us the flexibility of timing the plant’s construction in response to market pricing signals.

Location:Marion, TX
Commercial Operation Date:
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):0 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):418 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
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