Golden Spread Electric Cooperatives
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GSEC) is a tax-exempt, consumer-owned public utility, organized in 1984 to provide low cost, reliable electric service for its rural distribution cooperative members. Its 16 Member systems provide service to approximately 282,000 member-consumers located in the Oklahoma Panhandle and an area covering 24 percent of Texas land area including the Panhandle, South Plains and Edwards Plateau Regions. Bailey County Electric Cooperative is a member of GSEC.
Golden Spread owns Mustang Station, a 480 megawatt, a gas-fueled, combined cycle generating plant located near Denver City, Texas, as well as Mustang Station Units 4, 5 and 6, two 150 megawatt combustion turbine-generators and one 163 megawatt combustion turbine-generator with inlet chilling located at the Mustang Station site. In 2011 Golden Spread added to its generating fleet Antelope Station, a 168 megawatt generating facility made up of 18 quick start engines located near Abernathy, Texas, and Golden Spread Panhandle Wind Ranch, a 78 megawatt wind facility made up of 34 wind turbines located near Amarillo, Texas. In 2014 and 2015 Golden Spread expanded its generation capacity further by adding 3 GE combustion turbines at Antelope Station, which was re-branded the Antelope Elk Energy Center with the installation of Elk Units 1, 2, and 3, capable of producing a combined 606 megawatts.
Visit the GSEC website at http://www.gsec.coop/ to learn more.