690 megawatt Power plant to be built in Harlingen

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:58am

The La Paloma Energy Center has received the green light on building a 690 megawatt electric power plant which will be east of Valley International Airport. Federal and state environmental officials approved the construction which is expected to provide about 700 jobs during the two year construction phase and then about 30 engineering jobs thereafter. The power plant is expected to cost about half a billion dollars.

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