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Lamar Power Project operation begins June 10
Lamar Power Partners LP has postponed operations slated to begin Thursday.
Company officials project the new start date for the state-of-the-art 1,000-megawatt natural gas power plant could be Saturday through Monday, June 10-12.
Construction of the electric power plant, located on 107 acres near Kimberly-Clark Corp. on 19th Street SW, is $15 million under budget with final costs estimated at $365 million - the largest single capital investment project ever built in Lamar County.
Lamar Power Project will be the largest natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant in Texas.
Operation delays are due to several factors as Jerry Kirk, plant manager, reported a business problem with a major plant supplier that needs to be ironed out before the system goes on line.
Computer and software glitches also have interfered with the plant starting this week.
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