Just curious. There's an old power plant at Lake Stryker on the eastern border of Cherokee County. Power lines, gas pipe lines, water source, and property are there. I worked at Stryker Creek SES many years ago. Its a great thing for the whole area.
"A combined-cycle power plant uses both a gas and a steam turbine together to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same fuel than a traditional simple-cycle plant. The waste heat from the gas turbine is routed to the nearby steam turbine, which generates extra power."
Natural gas fired combined-cycle power plants are now the industry standard. Regardless of changes in regulations coal fired plants are history. Repealing the CPP may provide a few years of additional operational life to existing coal fired plants but the industry has already signaled that they will not be investing in bringing back coal.
Of all the grades of coal, lignite is the dirtiest. There is a CLECO plant in the Boyce area that keeps two lignite mines in DeSoto Parish in business.
I have 35+ years at thermal power plants of all kinds. Combined cycle is the best. When the wind don't blow, and the sun don't shine, and the skies stay cloudy all day CCs keep cranking with good old NG and minimal environmental impact. Fully developed, this one can light up a good part of Big D. Not bad until utopia. I'm impressed.
This one would be near New Summerfield. Not sure if it will use Lake Stryker or not. There is at least one other smaller one proposed for Cherokee County, but this is the first one where construction is imminent to my knowledge. The biggest thing, IMHO, is this is a rather large baseload plant. If you look at the size, it looks like they can bring 1.15 gigawatts online every 18 months. To build a nuke plant or new hydro plant of this size would take decades, if at all.