NewGen Plant to Be Built in Penwell

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Ector County is one step closer to getting a one of a kind, clean coal burning power plant.

The Texas Clean Energy Project, also known as NewGen, will be built in Penwell.

Officials with Summit Energy and the Odessa Economic Development Corporation met last week to decide between the 600 acre site and Flint Hills Resources.

Construction on the 1.7 billion dollar project is expected to start early next year.

The project will bring in over 1,000 jobs over the next three years, and about 150 permanent ones, once the plant is in operation.