CCGT Plants in Arizona
Arlington Valley
Location: AZ
Operator: Duke Energy
Configuration: 570-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg (CMI)
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Construction got underway at this 2,800ac site in Apr 2001 and commercial operation started in June 2002. The scheme was switched to dry cooling after initial design was complete. The plant sells capacity and energy directly into the Palo Verde wholesale trading hub, which distributes electricity throughout Arizona, most of New Mexico, part of Southern California and El Paso, Texas.

Photograph courtesy of CMI HRS
Posted 8 Mar 2006

Desert Basin
Location: AZ
Operator: Salt River Project
Configuration: 588-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: SWPC, GE
EPC: BVZ
Quick facts: This plant was built by Reliant Resources and sold to SRP for $288.5mn in Oct 2003.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 21 Apr 2010

Coolidge
Location: AZ
Operator: TransCanada Corp
Configuration: 12 X 60.5-MW LM6000 PC-S gas turbines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: PBP, TIC
Quick facts: Coolidge PS began construction in Aug 2009 and it went online in May 2011 at a cost of about $500mn. SRP has a 20yr contract to use 100% of the energy from the plant to balance electrical load during peak power usage. The GTs have a 10min start time.

Photograph courtesy of TransCanada Corp
Posted 4 Nov 2015

Gila River
Location: AZ
Operator: EthosEnergy Group for Entegra Power Group
Configuration: four, 550-MW 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: Gila River PS has an 1,100ac site in southwestern Maricopa County about 70mi southwest of Phoenix and 30mi south of the Palo Verde trading hub. The plant is connected to the grid with two 500kV tielines and one 230kV tieline. Full commercial operationiwas in Aug 2003. Natural gas is delivered via a company-owned 19mi, 30in pipeline, which has a dual connection to both the El Paso natural gas mainline and the TransWestern mainline. The station was designed and is operated as a ZLD plant.

Photograph by gardnertoo (Panoramio)
Posted 9 Aug 2014

Griffith Energy
Location: AZ
Operator: Prime South for PPL Corp and Duke Energy
Configuration: 600-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: BVZ
Quick facts: Griffith funded Western Area Power Administration's local transmission system improvements, a water supply system with a well field accessing the Sacramento Valley Aquifer, new access roads, and two separate gas pipeline interconnections with El Paso Natural Gas and Transwestern Pipeline.

Photograph courtesy of PPL Corp
Posted 28 Aug 2005

Harquahala
Location: AZ
Operator: NAES Corp
Configuration: Three 261-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks with W501G gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Shaw
Quick facts: PG&E National Energy Group started construction on Harquahala (HGP) in May 2001 and commercial operation was in Sep 2004. The plant was designed to utilize water resources from either the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project (CAP) aqueduct or from local groundwater. A Zero Liquid Discharge system was required and supplied by Veolia Water’s HPD. The $500mn plant was turned over to a lender consortium called MachGen Holdings LLC when NEG went bankrupt. HGP is connected to the Palo Verde 500kV grid by a 23mi transmission line to the SRP Hassayampa Substation. The plant switchyard and transmission line are operated under a separate contract by Constellation Energy. In 2007/08, the original plant control system was swapped out and replaced by a Siemens T3000 system.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 6 Jul 2013

Mesquite
Location: AZ
Operator: Sempra Energy Resources
Configuration: Two 625-MW, 2+1 blocks CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: BVZ
Quick facts: After completion of the $500mn power station, Sempra replanted 250 mesquite trees and 25,000 cacti moved out of the construction zone.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 22 Feb 2004

Redhawk
Location: AZ
Operator: Arizona Public Service Co
Configuration: Two 530-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Sargen & Lundy, Zachry
Quick facts: Redhawk is near the Palo Verde NGS west of Phoenix and is a zero liquid discharge site. Construction started in Dec 2000. In 2001, APS made land available onsite for the construction of artificial burrows for burrowing owls and is also restoring old cotton farms to desert. Two additional blocks were in the additional design but were later cancelled.

Photograph courtesy of NEM
Posted 24 Feb 2007

Santan Extension
Location: AZ
Operator: Salt River Project
Configuration: 575-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines, 300-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy, TIC
Quick facts: The addition of new generating capacity at Santan was accompanied by a $20mn investment in landscaping including 1,200 trees planted on the 120ac site and a 25ft berm with decorative gabion walls and low-water-use ground-cover on the north and west boundaries. A Power Plant Trading Card was made for this plant.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 20 Mar 2007

 
Sundance
Location: AZ
Operator: Arizona Pulbic Service Co
Configuration: 10 X 45-MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: PE&C, TIC
Quick facts: The Sundance PS was built by PPL Generation and went online in Jul 2002. It was acquired by APS in the spring of 2005 for about $190mn. The plant is in Coolidge.

Photograph courtesy of media.merchantcircle.com
Posted 4 Nov 2015

Yuma
Location: AZ
Operator: CE Generation LLC
Configuration: 50 MW, 1+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1994
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: United Engineers & Constructors
Quick facts: The Yuma cogen plant provides 50 net MW to San Diego Gas & Electric Company under a 30yr power purchase agreement and provides steam to Queen Carpet Inc.

Photograph courtesy of MidAmerican Energy
Posted 24 Jul 2005

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Nov-2015

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