TXU restarts Martin Lake 2 coal unit in Texas

July 10, 2006

NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) – TXU Corp. (TXU.N: Quote, Profile, Research) had restarted the 750-megawatt unit 2 at the Martin Lake coal-fired power station in Texas as of early Monday after it tripped off line on Sunday, the Dallas-based energy company told Texas regulators in a report.

The unit automatically tripped off line Sunday afternoon due to excessive vibration in its primary air fan.

The 2,250 MW Martin Lake station is located in Tatum in Rusk County, about 200 miles north of Houston. The station includes three 750 MW units numbered 1 through 3.

One MW powers about 800 homes.

TXU’s unregulated TXU Power subsidiary owns and operates the station.

TXU owns and operates more than 18,000 MW of generating capacity, markets energy commodities, supplies energy to more than 2.5 million customers in Texas, and transmits and distributes electricity to more than 2.9 million customers in the state.

Source: Reuters

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