Tenaska study: Power plant would add $146 million to Abilene economy

Robert McComb, an associate professor of economics at Texas Tech University, hadn’t seen the study but said sometimes such studies overstate indirect impacts.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

An economic study paid for by Tenaska estimates that Abilene would receive a more than $145 million economic boost during construction of the company’s proposed coal-fired power plant near Sweetwater.

The study, given to city officials earlier this week, was released a day before a public hearing scheduled to discuss the possibility of selling effluent water to Tenaska.

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