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Denton Energy Center serving its purpose, council members, others say

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One of the largest gas-fired power plants in the country, the Denton Energy Center went offline twice during February’s winter storm. Denton City Council members and others maintain that the center is serving its purpose.

The Denton Energy Center is operating as it was designed, and February’s winter storm did not change that, officials and others say.

“The winter storm is kind of a separate issue because operation of DEC was so badly interrupted,” council member Jesse Davis said. “It’s not fair to judge its performance by conditions that existed, including not having fuel available. If fuel had been available, it would have been operating at peak.”

Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis

Tony Puente

Tony Puente

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One of the largest gas-fired power plants in the country, the Denton Energy Center went offline twice during February’s winter storm. Denton City Council members and others maintain that the center is serving its purpose.

Bob Bland

Bob Bland

Paul Meltzer

Paul Meltzer

PAUL BRYANT can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @paulbryant_DRC.

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