TMPA has talented and experienced employees throughout the plant. More than half
of TMPA's employees have more than 10 years of experience. Meet some here and learn
how they keep TMPA running reliably and economically.
How TMPA Works
See How TMPA Produces Power
TMPA operates the Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station which is a coal fired steam
electric plant. Heat from burning coal creates steam which powers a turbine-generator
creating electricity. TMPA's coal comes from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and
is a clean, low sulfur fuel.Once mined, the coal is loaded on a train for transport
to Texas. As it is received at the plant, the coal is in softball sized chunks and
is stored in a pile near the boiler...