Construction on a $937 million power plant in Southeast Texas is progressing smoothly — due in part to lessons learned from the recent construction of two other Entergy gas turbine power plants. The Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), under construction at the existing Lewis Creek Power Plant near Willis, Texas, is the first new Entergy power plant in Texas in 40 years.

The shovels hitting the dirt on Feb. 15 marked a new chapter for reliable, affordable energy across Southeast Texas. Entergy executives, elected officials and community leaders gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking marking the ceremonial start of construction on the Montgomery County Power Station.

Entergy officials, business and community leaders gathered at the GT OmniPort Industrial Park to "cut the wire" on the Port Arthur Reliability Transmission Project, an approximately $70 million investment in Southeast Texas. Once completed in 2020, the transmission project will provide reliable power to both existing and future customers in the growing area.