Texas

Operations:

Retail (Residential / Commercial / Industrial)
Generation / Wholesale

Brands:  
TXU Energy (retail);
4Change Energy (retail);
Express Energy (retail);
Luminant (Generation / Wholesale)

Employees:             ~3,700

Customers:             Customer Count: ~ 1.5 MM

Market Share: N/A

Generation Facilities:

Total: 18,356 MW current / 18,366 MW beginning Q4’18

Listing by Fuel Type:

Coal: 3 facilities @ 4,500 (MW net capacity)

Gas: 15 facilities @ 11,376 (MW net capacity)

Nuclear: 1 facility @ 2,300 (MW net capacity)

Solar: 1 facility @ 180 MW (MW net capacity)

Battery Storage: 1 facility @ 10 MW (MW net capacity, scheduled to go online Q4’18)

Resources

Competitive Retail Website:

Key Third Party Organizations

  • Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)
  • Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA)
  • Texas Taxpayer and Ratepayer Association (TTARA)
  • Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA)
  • Texas Association of Business (TAB)
  • Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM)
  • Texas (TEAM)
  • Texas (TIEC)
  • TX AFL/CIO

Vistra Assets In State

Facilities Map:
Facilities Detail:
Asset Name Location Fuel MW HD SD CD
Coleto Creek Fannin, TX Coal 650 30 18 34
Ennis Ennis, TX Gas (CCGT) 366 10 22 6
Hays San Marcos, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,047 45 21 35
Midlothian Midlothian, TX, Gas (CCGT) 1,596 10 22 6
Wharton NewGulf, TX Gas (CT) 83 85 18 27
Wise POOLVILLE, TX Gas (CCGT) 787 61 30 13
Forney Forney, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,912 4 2 4
Lamar Paris, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,076 1 1 4
Odessa-Ector Odessa, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,054 81 31 11
Graham Graham, TX Gas (ST) 630 68 30 19
Lake Hubbard Sunnyvale, TX Gas (ST) 921 113 2 5
DeCordova Granbury, TX Gas (CT) 260 60 22 11
Morgan Creek Colorado City, TX Gas (CT) 390 83 28 11
Permian Basin Monahans, TX Gas (CT) 325 81 28 11
Stryker Creek Jacksonville, TX Gas (ST) 685 11 3 5
Trinidad Trinidad, TX Gas (ST) 244 4 3 5
Martin Lake*** Tatum, TX Coal 2,250 11 1 1
Oak Grove Bremond, TX Coal 1,600 12 5 17
Comanche Peak Glen Rose, TX Nuclear 2,300 59 22 25
Upton 2 McCamey, TX Solar 180 82 28 23
Upton 2 Storage McCamey, TX Batteries 10 82 28 23
Big Brown** Fairfield, TX Coal 0 8 5 17
Monticello ** Mount Pleasant, TX Coal 0 5 1 4
Sandow ** Rockdale Coal 0 20 5 17
Kosse Mine Kosse, TX 12 5 17
Liberty Mine*** Tatum, TX 11 1 1
Tatum Mine*** Tatum, TX 9 1 1
Three Oaks Mine* Elgin, Texas 17 5 17
Beckville Mine* Beckville, TX 9 1 1
Turlington Mine* Fairfield, TX 8 5 17
Oak Hill Mine* Beckville, TX 11 1 1
Vistra HQ Irving, tx 115 16 24
Carpenter Fwy Bldg Irving, TX 105 16 24
Regional (HOU) Houston, TX 147 13 18
Sales (HOU) HOUSTON, TX 133 17 7
Regional (AUS) Austin, TX 49 14 25
Energy Resource Ctr Dallas, TX 104 23 33
Total Employees: Total: 18,366

†Facility is scheduled to go online Q4’18. *Beckville and Oak Hill mines were closed in 2016. Three Oaks and Turlington were closed in Q1’17 with the retirement Sandow and Big Brown respectively. Employee counts reflect reclamation efforts at the facilities. ** Big Brown, Monticello and Sandow ceased operations in Q1’18. Employee counts reflect the closure teams working at the facilities. *** Employee counts were increased to reflect support staff at the Martin Lake Administration Building: Plant +25, Liberty +15 and Tatum +10.

Market Overview

Interconnection:

  • ERCOT

Competition Enabler & key statute(s):

  • Legislative –
  • Statute(s) –
  • Utility Regulations –

Utility Territories:

  • Oncor
  • CenterPoint (CPT)
  • American Electric Power – Central (AEP-C)
  • American Electric Power – North (AEP-N)
  • Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP)
  • Sharyland

Number of Active REPs TDU Service Territory:

  • Oncor (75)
  • CPT (49)
  • AEP-C (78)
  • AEP-N (64)
  • TNMP
  • Sharyland

Retail Competition Background:

 

Distributed Generation:

Texas law permits electric utility customers to generate their own electricity from renewable sources:

Texas contains 4 separate interconnections within the state: ERCOT, WECC, SPP and MISO; however, only ERCOT, which is totally contained within the state, has a competitive retail electricity market.

CURRENT ISSUES OF INTEREST