Lower Colorado River Authority

Lower Colorado River Authority is a state owned organization. This means that the state government owns and runs the company. The company sold 14,207,415 megawatt hours through wholesale channels to other electricity suppliers in 2020. The electricity generated in the company’s power plants made up 96.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 4.00%. In 2020, the company earned 54.04% of their revenue via wholesale electricity channels.

About Lower Colorado River Authority

During the last year the company's electricity sales activities were responsible for an increase in CO2 emission amounts of 16.33%. The company is the 15th highest supplier in Texas out of 84 providers for megawatt hours produced from the burning of natural gas. With 12,314,034.18 megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel types, Lower Colorado River Authority is the 8th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 84 companies in the state

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lower Colorado River Authority’s top fuel source consumed in their power plants is Coal. Roughly 58.14% of the provider's output is from fuel source. Natural Gas and Conventional Hydroelectric are the second and third most used fuels for electricity generation. Natural Gas is used to make 5,066,421.46 megawatt hours (40.70%) of electricity generation and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 134,506 megawatt hours (1.08%) of total production by the company.

Lower Colorado River Authority Overview

  • Company Type:State
  • Headquarters:3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
    Austin, Texas 78703
    United States of America
  • CEO:Phil Wilson

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    Quick Facts About Lower Colorado River Authority

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    Lower Colorado River Authority is the 10th largest producer of electricity out of 84 suppliers in the state, producing 12,448,540.18 megawatt hours.

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    Lower Colorado River Authority is 2nd in Texas out of 84 electricity suppliers for total megawatt hours generated from hydroelectric power.

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    Lower Colorado River Authority produces 7,237,172.47 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of coal, ranking Lower Colorado River Authority 60th in the nation out of 3511 electricity providers.

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    Lower Colorado River Authority produces 1.08% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 436th in the country out of the 3511 companies we track.

    Lower Colorado River Authority Energy Makeup

    Power Plants Owned by Lower Colorado River Authority

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    Fayette County TX Coal 10,437,185.0510,657,759,081.771,021.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Sandy Creek Energy StationLower Colorado River Authority (11.13%)LS Power (63.87%)Brazos Sandy Creek Electric Coop Inc (25.00%)
    Riesel TX Coal 5,336,2755,018,463,780.42940.44YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
    Horseshoe Bay TX Natural Gas 3,486,0381,252,691,682.9359.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Lost Pines 1 Power ProjectLower Colorado River Authority (50.00%)GENTEX Power Corp (50.00%)
    Bastrop County TX Natural Gas 2,051,652790,726,596.94385.41No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Bastrop County TX Natural Gas 647,109379,443,945.44586.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Austin TX Conventional Hydroelectric 59,2203,657,090.2161.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Fayette County TX Natural Gas 30,15716,896,744.76560.29No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Burnet County TX Conventional Hydroelectric 20,7391,280,728.0761.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Llano County TX Conventional Hydroelectric 17,2181,063,289.2561.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
    Austin TX Conventional Hydroelectric 15,237940,956.1561.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

    Lower Colorado River Authority Fuel Makeup

    COAL
    Coal
    Coal
    Coal
    Coal
    Coal
    Coal
    58.14%
    NATURAL GAS
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    40.70%
    CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
    Conventional Hydroelectric
    1.08%
    DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
    Distillate Fuel Oil
    0.08%

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    Lower Colorado River Authority FAQ:

    How many power plants are owned by or associated with Lower Colorado River Authority?

    Lower Colorado River Authority owns or is associated with 12 power plants.

    Who is the CEO of Lower Colorado River Authority?

    The CEO of Lower Colorado River Authority is Phil Wilson.

    What percentage of Lower Colorado River Authority’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel sources?

    Power facilities owned by or associated with Lower Colorado River Authority produce 98.92% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

    What is the phone number for Lower Colorado River Authority?

    The Lower Colorado River Authority phone number is (512) 578-3200.

    What percentage of Lower Colorado River Authority’s electricity is generated using renewable fuels?

    Lower Colorado River Authority produces 1.08% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

    Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
    Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-11