Haskell Celebrates Groundbreaking for the First Cooperative Peaking Power Plant in Texas

Haskell Celebrates Groundbreaking for the First Cooperative Peaking Power Plant in Texas

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Haskell recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new peaking power plant in Colorado County, Texas with project partners San Bernard Electric Cooperative (SBEC), Sky Global Partners, LLC, Prudential Capital Group, and GE. The plant, called “Sky Global Power One,” will produce enough electricity to supply power to approximately 75,000 homes, and meet growing electrical power usage that occurs under peak power demand conditions – such as hot summer days when customers are running air conditioners or cold winter days when customers are running electric heaters.

“We are fortunate to be involved with this milestone project. Sky Global is a fantastic customer and GE has been an excellent partner in the design and development of this power plant,” said Don Kartzmark, Haskell’s Energy Division Leader. “We’ve got a lot of work to do and I feel comfortable knowing this project is in the capable hands of our execution team.”

The 51-megawatt plant will feature six 12,000 horsepower, 20 cylinder natural gas-fired GE Jenbacher J920 FleXtra engines capable of producing 8.6 megawatts of electrical power. The J920 is scalable for any plant size and offers best-in-class electrical efficiency, which adds up to big savings in fuel over the life cycle of a plant.

Sky Global is an independent power producer that specializes in developing, owning and operating customized power plants for medium to small wholesale power customers like rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. Sky Global Power One will supply peaking power to the SBEC to increase grid resiliency and control overall cost of wholesale power.

“We are very excited to be working with Haskell on Sky Global Power One. While early in the process, they have done an excellent job completing the design and starting construction. Haskell has been an outstanding partner from day one, and we expect when completed, this project will be best in class,” said Sky Global CEO, Frank Rotondi.