Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has completed construction of Mustang Energy Centre in the US state its based.
The new centre will have the capacity to generate 462MW of power and is understood to be the second of its kind in the country.
As part of the project, OG&E replaced the 1950s-era power generating units with seven modern natural gas-fired versions.
With the inclusion of new natural gas-fired units, the Mustang Energy Centre will now have the ability to start and supply electricity to the grid in less than ten minutes. Older units installed at the centre took between ten and 20 hours to do the same job.
OGE Energy chairman, president and CEO Sean Trauschke said: “We’re proud to usher in a new era of generation technology at a location that’s powering our communities and facilitating a critical role in the region’s growth and economic development.
“Mustang Energy Center is more efficient, more sustainable and more responsive. And, it maintains its legacy of providing affordable, reliable power.”
The Mustang Energy Centre and is located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan region and within the proximity of vital facilities such as Tinker Air Force Base, Will Rogers World Airport and other important venues.
Trauschke further added: “Replacing the units at Mustang was far less expensive than adding a new power plant to our existing fleet.
“Mustang Energy Center embodies our belief that a diverse energy mix is essential to delivering affordable and reliable power.
“As the home to modern, natural gas-fired units and Oklahoma’s first universal solarfarm, the Center plays an important role in the future of balancing grid reliability and renewable energy sources.”