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The Baytown Energy Center is a natural gas-fired power plant that incorporates combined-cycle and cogeneration technologies for highly efficient operations.  Located on approximately 24 acres in Baytown, Texas, the plant consists of three combustion turbines with three heat recovery steam generators that supply steam to a steam turbine.  The construction of the plant was coordinated and managed by Calpine using a general contractor.

Baytown supplies the adjacent Covestro LLC plant with all of the electricity and steam needed for its operations under a long-term contract.  Calpine markets the remaining electric power into the ERCOT wholesale power market under a variety of short- and long-term contracts.

In 2003, Baytown Energy Center was recognized as a Showcase Plant by the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Texas and Texas Industries of the Future.  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:Baytown, TX
Commercial Operation Date:June 2002
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):810 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):896 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration
Turbines:Siemens Westinghouse combustion, and Toshiba Steam