The unit was closed for scheduled boiler maintenance on June 19, 2009. The unit 3 at the Welsh facility can generate approximately 528 megawatts (MW) of power.

The company’s Welsh plant is situated in Cason in Titus County, about 130 miles east of Dallas. The power plant is owned and operated by the company’s subsidiary Southwest Electric Power.

The facility comprises of three units, with a capacity of 528 MW each. The three units of the plant started rolling in 1977, 1980 and 1982. One MW of power generated can serve approximately 500 homes in Texas.

AEP operates approximately 38,000MW of generating capacity, markets energy commodities, and transmits and distributes electricity to around five million customers in 11 states.