Texas Almanac, 1976-1977 Page: 1
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Td like to
know more about
the nuclear power
plant youre building
e "Where will it be located?"
s. The Comanche Peak Steam
Electric Station will be built on a site
about five miles north of Glen Rose in
Q. "Will some other companies be
getting power from the plant?"
A. Yes. The plant will be jointly owned
and utilized by Texas Power & Light, Dallas
Power & Light and Texas Electric Service.
Q. "How much land area will be
A. Approximately 8,500 acres. This will
include a 3,200-acre lake adjoining the
plant which will provide cooling water for
. "When will TP&L customers start
getting electric power from the plant?"
,. The first of two 1,150,000-kilowatt
units is scheduled to go into operation in
1980 and the second in 1982.
Q. "Why is a nuclear plant necessary?"
,. Rising costs and a shortage of future
supplies of natural gas and oil compel a
change to more economical and readily
available fuels for generating plants.
Within the next five years, TP&L will reduce
its dependency on gas and oil with plants
designed and constructed to burn lignite
coal. While it is anticipated that lignite will
continue to be an important fuel well
beyond the year 2000, the long-range
solution to fuel problems appears to lie in
nuclear generating plants.
TEXAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
A tax-paying, investor-owned electric utility
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