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Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.
Location: West of Hobbs, N.M.
Plant Description: Cunningham Station is a four-unit, natural gas-fueled station. The first two units installed are steam turbine units; the second two are combustion turbine units.
Power Production Capabilities: 480 megawatts (MW): Unit 1 – 71 MW, Unit 2 – 186 MW, Unit 3 – 111 MW, and Unit 4 – 112 MW.
Fuel Source: Regional natural gas production.
Unit 1 was constructed in 1957, Unit 2 in 1965, and Units 3 and 4 in 1997.
Cunningham Station was named to honor Jack Cunningham, a former Southwestern Public Service president, one of the predecessor companies to Xcel Energy.
Air Emissions: Cunningham Station is a zero discharge plant; no process waters are discharged from the plant site. Cooling water from Cunningham Station is reused to irrigate nearby pecan tree orchards.