NOLAN COUNTY, Texas -

A Florida energy company will begin construction soon on a natural gas electric generating plant in Nolan County.

NTE Energy is building the Pecan Creek Energy Center along Highway 70 about 18 miles south of Sweetwater.

It's anticipated construction will bring about 100 jobs to the area – with 10 to 15 jobs expected during operation.

NTE is currently working to get the necessary permits. Construction should start late this year.  Officials hope the plant to be in operation in 2016.