David Campbell

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David Campbell is chief executive officer of Luminant, fomerly TXU Corp.

David Campbell is CEO of Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH). Luminant's activities include plant and mine operations, wholesale marketing and trading, and construction and development of new power plants. Previously, Campbell served as chief financial officer for EFH's chief financial officer beginning 2006. Campbell joined the company in 2004 as executive vice president of corporate planning, strategy and risk.[1]

Before joining EFH, Campbell was a principal in the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company, Inc.[1]

Campbell earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He also received a master's degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.[1]


Campbell has the following affiliations:[1]

  • Member of the board of trustees for the Dallas Theater Center
  • Member of the board of trustees for the Lamplighter School
  • Previously served on the Rhodes Scholarship Committee of Selection
  • Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member of the Dallas Assembly.

Luminant power portfolio

Out of its total 19,356 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (1.81% of the U.S. total), Luminant produced 55.6% from natural gas, 32.5% from coal, 12.6% from nuclear, and 0.1% from oil. All of Luminant's power plants are in Texas.[2]

Proposed coal plants



Existing coal-fired power plants

Luminant owned 9 coal-fired generating stations in 2005, with 6,137 MW of capacity. Here is a list of Luminant's coal power plants:[2][3][4]

Plant Name State County Year(s) Built Capacity 2007 CO2 Emissions 2006 SO2 Emissions
Martin Lake TX Rusk 1977, 1978, 1979 2380 MW 19,800,000 tons 77,419 tons
Monticello TX Titus 1974, 1975, 1978 1980 MW 16,300,000 tons 77,538 tons
Big Brown TX Freestone 1971, 1972 1187 MW 9,842,000 tons 96,221 tons
Sandow #4 TX Milam 1981 591 MW 5,284,000 tons 23,747 tons

In 2006, Luminant's 4 coal-fired power plants emitted 51.2 million tons of CO2 (0.85% of all U.S. CO2 emissions) and 275,000 tons of SO2 (1.83% of all U.S. SO2 emissions).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Campbell, Energy Future Holdings, accessed December 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  3. Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
  4. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.

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