A plan for Texas to build its own power plants could cost $7 billion more than expected

Source: By Emily Foxhall, Texas Tribune • Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2023

The plants would be activated during emergencies. Lawmakers haven’t decided whether to pay for them through state funds or higher charges to electricity customers.

A natural gas power plant next to the Guadalupe River in Victoria. The Texas Senate’s plan to spur construction of more gas-fired power plants across the state for emergencies will cost about $7 billion more than initial estimates, according to a presentation by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune none