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The Magic Valley Generating Station is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle generating facility located on an approximately 50-acre site near Edinburg, Texas.  Two combustion turbines are routed to two heat recovery steam generators that provide steam to one steam turbine.  

A portion of the electricity from Magic Valley Generating Station is sold to Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., under a 20-year contract.

In 2008, Magic Valley was named a Star Worksite under the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The VPP Star certification is OSHA’s highest level of recognition for outstanding efforts by an employer and its employees to achieve a level of excellence in occupational safety and health at their worksites.  

In 2009, the plant was granted Bronze-level membership status in the Clean Texas Program, sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Clean Texas provides recognition for companies that serve as leaders among Texas workplaces that seek to achieve significant environmental results, create environmental awareness and protect air, water and land resources in Texas.

Location:Edinburg, TX
Commercial Operation Date:February 2002
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):682 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):712 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle
Turbines:Seimens Westinghouse combustion and steam