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PROENERGY announced that its latest PowerFLX turnkey power plant solution—the 288-MW Brotman project for WattBridge Energy, LLC—will begin construction in Brazoria County. Anticipated to be online in early 2023, the project represents the company’s fifth peak-power EPC installation in ERCOT and the Greater Houston area in just 20 months.

The Brotman project will deliver reliable power during peak-demand times, including severe heat waves and winter weather. It will be powered by six PROENERGY LM6000 gas-turbine packages and, when completed, increases WattBridge peak-power capabilities in the Greater-Houston area to 1,824 MW, with another 1,728 MW in advanced development. As one of the most prolific owners/operators of LM6000 aeroderivative engines in the world, WattBridge supports the Houston grid during critical times, such as throughout 2021 Winter Storm Uri when a significant percent of the Texas grid failed.

“The Governor, Texas legislature, Public Utility Commission, and ERCOT called for fast, creative solutions that add to our State’s grid reliability and dispatchable generation capacity,” says Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas Energy Reliability Council (TERC) Chairman, Nim Kidd. “I am pleased to see a Texas company like WattBridge moving forward with quick and effective solutions utilizing American jobs to do just that.”

Each plant—delivered as a true turnkey peak-power solution from PROENERGY—is installed with the vision to support renewable energy and meet grid demand during periods of reduced operating reserves.   
“Facilities like Brotman protect against power intermittency as our country transitions to a greater percentage of renewable energy,” says Jeff Canon, PROENERGY CEO. “By filling gaps in energy supply with fast-start, reduced-emission power generation, these plants quickly and effectively enhance ERCOT grid reliability.”

The ability to steadily build to 1,824 MW in just 20 months is made possible by a unique business and collaborative model, says WattBridge President, Mike Alvarado.

“We’re proud to have built a substantial portfolio in a very short amount of time, but it’s simply not possible without our partners,” he says. “We leverage PROENERGY as major equipment supplier and EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) execution, and we form close relationships with government, regulatory bodies, and a strategic mix of business partners. Adding that together means we’ll accelerate plants like Brotman from close of financing to support for peak-power demand in just 16 months.”

Key parties in the Brotman project are:

Facility Owner—WattBridge Energy
Plant Equipment, Engineering, Construction, and Operation—PROENERGY
Financing—MUFG Union Bank, N.A., CoBank ACB, and Nomura Securities International Inc.
Gas Transmission—Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC  
Gas Supplier—Spire Marketing Inc.
Power Offtake—Major market participant guaranteed by investment-grade rated affiliate 
Transmission Service Provider—CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC 

About WattBridge
WattBridge Energy LLC is a Houston, Texas-based peak-power solutions developer and operator. Serving as a bridge between emissions-intensive power generation and a fully renewable future, WattBridge operates under the vision of enabling wind and solar-energy growth. With 1,824 MW operating or under construction in the Greater Houston area and a further 1,728 MW in advanced development—all driven by reliable LM6000 engines—WattBridge is among the largest operators of this technology in the world. For more on WattBridge, visit

Based in Sedalia, Missouri, PROENERGY is a global peak-power solutions provider with operational experience on every continent. The company offers vertically integrated aeroderivative power services, including engineering, construction, operations, repair, maintenance, research, and true, turnkey peak-power facilities that include the complete balance of plant. For more on PROENERGY, visit