LS Power to Acquire 2.1 GW Natural Gas Generation Portfolio From Brazos Electric Power Cooperative

LS Power to Acquire 2.1 GW Natural Gas Generation Portfolio From Brazos Electric Power Cooperative

Acquisition enhances LS Power’s ability to support grid reliability and the energy transition in a high- growth market

LS Power today announced it has reached an agreement with Brazos Electric Power Cooperative to acquire 2,145 megawatts of natural gas generation in the ERCOT North region of Texas through a special purpose affiliate. The portfolio features dual-fuel capability, meaningful on-site fuel oil storage and firm gas transport and storage arrangements.

“We are excited to add these three projects to our generation portfolio as we continue to evaluate additional expansion opportunities in Texas,” said Nathan Hanson, President of LS Power Generation. “These three generation projects we are acquiring provide critical, reliable energy supply to an ERCOT market that is experiencing continued load growth. These projects provide for considerable flexibility and operational redundancy, which are key to balancing the intermittency of renewables and supporting ERCOT’s reliability requirements.”

The three generation projects are:

  • Jack County – Two baseload combined cycle blocks totaling 1,297 MW located in Jack County, TX
  • Johnson County – A 280 MW combined cycle plant located in Johnson County, TX
  • RW Miller – Four peaking units totaling 568 MW located in Palo Pinto County, TX

Johnson County and RW Miller are dual-fuel resources with significant on-site fuel oil storage that provides important fuel security during periods of gas scarcity, while Jack County benefits from firm gas transport as well as firm storage arrangements.

“These Texas projects add geographic diversity to LS Power’s flexible fleet of generation assets and enhances the company’s diverse presence in ERCOT, which includes demand response through our CPower Energy Management platform and electric vehicle charging with EVgo,” Hanson said.

LS Power’s 14,000 MW gas generation fleet (16,000 MW after closing) is a key element of its energy transition portfolio, which also includes more than 3,000 MW of wind, solar, hydro and energy storage, as well as demand response, microgrids, renewable fuels, electric transportation and transmission infrastructure.

“Market volatility and extreme weather require a coherent path toward decarbonization – one that simultaneously embraces the deployment of low-carbon energy resources and the preservation  of sufficient conventional  energy infrastructure to ensure continued  energy security, affordability and reliability,” said LS Power CEO Paul Segal. “LS Power’s portfolio and priorities reflect this approach.”

The transaction is expected to close in early June upon receipt of customary regulatory approvals.


Founded in 1990, LS Power is a premier development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector, with leading platforms across generation, transmission and energy transition solutions. Since inception, LS Power has developed or acquired 47,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, battery energy storage, and natural gas-fired facilities. Additionally, LS Power Grid has built 780+ miles of high-voltage transmission, with 350+ miles and multiple grid infrastructure projects currently under construction or development. LS Power actively invests in and scales businesses that are accelerating the energy transition, including electric vehicle charging, demand response, microgrids, renewable fuels and waste-to-energy platforms. Over the years, LS Power has raised $54 billion in debt and equity capital to support North American infrastructure. For information, please visit www.LSPower.com.