Entergy Louisiana has formally kicked off construction of the Lake Charles Power Station in Calcasieu Parish, LA. The combined-cycle, natural gas-fired plant’s estimated cost is $872 million, including transmission and other project-related costs. It is expected to enter commercial operation by June 2020.
The plant is projected to lower customer energy costs between $1.3 and $2 billion over its anticipated 30-year life. Combined-cycle units, compared to Entergy’s older gas-fired plants, will on average cut carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 40%.