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Little Gypsy Power Plant, Montz, Louisiana

Little Gypsy Power Plant is a natural gas-burning power plant owned by Entergy and located in Montz, Louisiana. Constructed in 1960, it was the first fully automated fossil fuel-burning power plant in the world. Its current capacity for production is 530 megawatts of electricity.

In 2007, Little Gypsy Power Plant gained national attention when Entergy filed for permission to “repower” the plant, which would mean converting it into a coal-burning plant. This decision drew criticism from two primary sources: environmentalist groups concerned about the environmental impact of burning coal, and rate-paying businesses concerned about an increase in rates that the project would require. In 2009, Entergy announced it was delaying the repowering plans for at least 3 years.

Challenges to the Little Gypsy Power Plant Repowering Plans

When Entergy announced that it was delaying its Little Gypsy repowering plans, the company primarily cited economic reasons. Environmental regulations proposed by the Obama administration could significantly increase the cost of the project, which could in turn increase the rates Entergy would have to charge its clients. According to Entergy, more information is needed about these potential expenses before the project can continue.

However, opposition to the repowering plan has also come from environmental groups. In 2008, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against Entergy under provisions made by the Clean Air Act. According to the lawsuit, Entergy’s proposed new plant would violate regulations concerning emissions of mercury, arsenic, and lead. In response to this legal action, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality reopened the license it had originally granted Entergy in 2007.

Today, the future of the Little Gypsy Power Plant remains uncertain. While plans for its repowering may continue in the future, it may simply remain a gas-burning plant.

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