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Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.
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: Southeast of Lubbock, Texas
Plant Description: Jones Station is a natural gas-fueled, steam-electric generating station with three operating units and projections for a fourth unit to be in service by the summer of 2013. The plant also can be operated with fuel oil
Power Production Capabilities: 655 megawatts (MW): Unit 1 – 243 MW, Unit 2 – 243 MW and Unit 3 – 169 MW.
Fuel Source: Regional natural gas production
Jones Unit 1 was completed in 1971 and Unit 2 in 1974.
Jones Station is Xcel Energy's largest natural gas power plant in the Texas area. It was named for the late Clifford B. Jones, who was president of Lubbock's Texas Tech University and a rancher.
Jones uses between three million and five million gallons of recycled water (treated sewage effluent) from the City of Lubbock each day for cooling and other vital plant purposes. Use of the sewage effluent helps save fresh water for other uses. The company pioneered the use of sewage effluent for industrial facilities at Jones and several of its other southwestern plants. Sewage effluent recycling is now used by many industries nationwide. Jones is a zero discharge plant, which means no process waters leave the site. Cooling water from Jones is reused for irrigating grass and forage on nearby farmland.
Jones Station employees are involved in their community as volunteer firefighters, EMS paramedics, Boy Scout leaders and church leaders.