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Bosque Energy Center is a highly efficient combined-cycle facility located in Central Texas near the unincorporated community of Laguna Park in Bosque County.  Calpine purchased the plant in November 2012.  Electricity produced at the energy center is sold into the ERCOT power market.

The 280-acre site includes two generation blocks: 
A 237-megawatt block with one natural-gas turbine, one heat-recovery steam generator and one steam turbine that achieved commercial operations in June 2001. 
A 525-megawatt block with two natural-gas turbines that went online in June 2000, as well as two heat-recovery steam generators and one steam turbine, that achieved commercial operations in June 2011. 

Using combined-cycle technology, the energy center first produces electricity using natural gas-fired turbines and then captures exhaust heat from that process to generate additional power using steam turbines.  Highly efficient combined-cycle facilities, such as the Bosque Energy Center, consume 40 percent less fuel per megawatt-hour than older plants, making them cost-effective, low-carbon sources of electricity. 


Location:Laguna Park, TX
Commercial Operation Date:June 2000
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):760 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):782 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle
Turbines:GE 7FA