Panda Temple Power Project

The Panda Temple Power Project is a clean natural gas fueled combined-cycle facility to be built in two 600 megawatt phases, each consisting of two combustion turbines and one steam turbine. Once built, the plant is expected to supply the power needs of approximately 900,000 homes and should infuse approximately $500,000,000 into the Central Texas economy.


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What’s happening at the Panda Temple power project?

A power project has literally hundreds of items which must be completed prior to the beginning of construction. These involve:

  • Securing environmental permits,
  • Negotiating power purchase agreements,
  • Procuring gas supplies,
  • Acquiring adequate water supplies, 
  • Identifying and reserving power generation equipment,
  • Working with local officials to obtain mutually beneficial tax agreements,
  • Engineering and designing the facility, and
  • Financing the project.

Panda Energy has more than 50 professionals experienced in each of the above areas and more. They are working to complete the task necessary to see the Panda Temple Generating Station come out of the ground.
Check back to this Web page often to learn about the Temple project’s latest developments.

About Temple, Texas

Begun in 1881 as a model city built from railroad blueprints, Temple remains a city with a vision. Our thriving, prosperous community continues to draw families and progressive commercial enterprises with its economic freshness and strong undercurrent of values, ethics and spirit. The Greater Temple Area boasts a population of over 111,000 but still maintains a "hometown" feeling.

Hometown pride infuses Temple's commitment to its natural beauty, its Texas-sized support of local sports, its emphasis on industrial growth, and its nurture of the body through its world-class medical center and of the mind through a strong educational base.

With a diverse mixture of talents and interests, Temple truly mixes the cosmopolitan outlook on the good "life" with rich, down-to-earth country "style" to create a lifestyle which promotes personal, professional and spiritual growth.

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Facility Facts

Location: South Temple Industrial Park in Temple, Texas
Site Size: 250 Acres
Size: 1,200 Megawatts; Will supply the power needs of approximately 900,000 homes in Central Texas
Technology: Combined Cycle
Fuel: Clean, natural gas from the
Barnett Shale and other basins.
Economic Impact: Approximately $505,000,000 during the first ten years of operation
Environmental impact: The generating station will be one of the cleanest in the United States
Jobs created: 400-500 construction jobs; 35 direct jobs to run the plant; 45 indirect jobs to support the plant
Air Permit Received: Oct. 2008 Construction Start Date: TBA
Construction Time: Approximately
24-30 months
Anticipated Date of Substantial Completion: TBA


Local Support

“Panda Energy is exactly what we in Temple look for in a new corporate citizen. Since first coming to Temple, they have shown us that they are serious developers of power for our state and that they know how to be a strong citizen of a community. I visited the Panda-Brandywine facility in Maryland that supplies power to our nation’s capital and saw first hand the lengths that Panda Energy goes to in making sure that they are good stewards of the environment while supplying the power needs of the region. We look forward to continuing the great work that has begun as Panda Energy builds this important project in Temple, Texas.”

 -- City of Temple Mayor Bill Jones, III

“This power plant will provide the electricity we need to locate future industries and jobs in Temple. Equally important, it will enhance the area’s economy in the near term as well. It will enlarge payrolls with 400-500 new construction jobs, expand the City’s tax base and drive revenues for suppliers, contractors, retailers and a large number of local vendors.”

-- Lee Peterson, president Temple Economic Development Corporation.


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