CCGT Plants in the USA - Southern California - M to W
Magnolia
Location: CA
Operator: Southern California Public Power Authority
Configuration: 310-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Aker Kvaerner, Bibb
Quick facts: Magnolia was Power magazine's 2005 Plant of the Year. The $246mn facility was honored for representing a new generation of urban load-centered generation, using reclaimed waste-water for cooling, and zero liquid discharge practices.  SCPPA was created in 1980 and has 12 public utility members. The lead utilities are the cities of Anaheim, Burbank, and Glendale. The first units at the plant site in Burbank went online in 1941/43. These were demolished to make way for the CCGT block.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 26 Jun 2005

Malburg
Location: CA
Operator: Vernon Gas & Electric Dept
Configuration: 134-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alstom
EPC: Power Engineers Inc, Trico Construction
Quick facts: In Dec 2001, the City of Vernon filed an AFC for this project with the CEC. The plant completed in Oct 2005. It is named after Leonis Malberg who was Vernon's mayor for 50yrs.It was originally developed the city which then entered into a sale/leaseback arrangement with Bicent Holdings. The asset was then acquired by a JV of Beowulf Energy and Naural Gas Partners in Apr 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Vernon Gas & Electric Dept
Posted 4 Jun 2016

Mariposa Energy
Location: CA
Operator: Mariposa Energy LLC
Configuration: 4 X 50-MW LM6000PC-S gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: CH2M Hill, LG Constructors
Quick facts: This peaking plant in Mountain Home, Alameda Co, is owned by Mitsubishi's Diamond Generating Corp. The site is immediately south of the PG&E Bethany Compressor Station and 230kV Kelso Substation. Ground-breaking on the $250mn project was in Sep 2011 and the plant was declared commercial on 1 Aug 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Diamond Generation Corp
Posted 23 Mar 2013

MidSun
Location: CA
Operator: MMC Energy Inc
Configuration: 26-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM2500 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1989
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE, Coppus
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: Inactive for about a year when acquired from Taft Energy Partners LP in Nov 2006. Plant was re-started and sells energy and ancillary services to the California ISO and local power companies. Steam set out-of-service.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 23 Feb 2002

Mojave Cogen
Location: CA
Operator: Energy Operations Group LLC
Configuration: 55-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W251B10 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1990
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG suppplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: WH, Shin Nippon
EPC: Bechtel, Becon
Quick Facts:  This CHP project went online in Jul 1990 on a 4ac site in Boron. It is a PURPA QF selling electricity to SCE and intermediate pressure steam to US Borax & Chemicals for use in their borate processing operations. Mojave Illinois Holdings LLC, majority-owned by Crestwood Energy Investments LLC, acquired Mojave Cogen on 9 Aug 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Operations Group LLC
Posted 24 Nov 2013

Mountainview
Location: CA
Operator: Southern California Edison
Configuration: Two 527-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: At completion, this was the first new major LA Basin power plant built in the past 30 years. Plant development by AES Corp began in 2001 but construction was halted after California's 2000-2001 energy crisis. The project was sold to InterGen in Mar 2003. In Jul 2003, SCE signed an agreement with InterGen to acquire Mountainview Power Company LLC. The California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the acquisition, which was completed in Mar 2004. SCE immediately resumed construction and the project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of Edison International
Posted 24 May 2006

Niland
Location: CA
Operator: IID Energy
Configuration: 2 X 46.5-MW LM6000 PD-S gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Construction on the $113mn Niland project started in Jul 2007 and the plant went commercial on 29 May 2008. In Sep 2006, the plant was issued a Small Power Plant Exemption by the California Energy Commission. IID Energy provides electric power to over 140,000 customers in Imperial County and parts of Riverside and San Diego counties. It is the third largest public power provider in California.

Photograph courtesy of Imperial Irrigation Dist
Posted 26 Jul 2008

Otay Mesa
Location: CA
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 595-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, SWPC
EPC: Burns & Roe, Barton-Malow, ARB Inc
Quick facts: In Aug 1999, PG&E Generating proposed to construct and operate a CCGT in Otay Mesa and the project was certified in Apr 2001. In Oct 2001, Otay Mesa Energy Center (OMEC) was sold to Calpine, which secured a 10yr tolling agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric. In a first-of-its-kind program dating back to the beginning of construction, mobile emission reduction credits were created when Calpine paid for retrofitting local marine vessels and sanitation vehicles with improved emissions control technology. OMEC is the largest air cooled power plant in California and went commercial on 3 Oct 2009 at its 46ac site in the remote eastern portion of Otay Mesa, 1.5mi from the Mexican border.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 21 Oct 2009

Palomar
Location: CA
Operator: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Configuration: 550-MW, 3+2 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Kiewit, Bibb
Quick facts: This plant is on a long, narrow, 20ac plot in the Escondido Research & Technology Center and not far from residential areas. The site was built to minimize visual and noise impacts with special landscaping features and extra screening and silencing on the power generating equipment. In addition, Marley-SPX installed a plume abatement system on the mechanical draft cooling tower and the owners were required to paint the facility in a specific color and match that where possible in the cooling tower facade.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 20 Mar 2007

Pomona Energy
Location: CA
Operator: AltaGas
Configuration: 45-MW IM5000 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1985
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE- IHI, Brush
EPC: ESI
Quick facts: This is the former San Gabriel Mill CHP plant built at a Simpson Paper facility. The paper plant closed in 1997 and the project was purchased by Ripon Cogeneration LLC, owned by Veresen, and operated by NAES. The power project was acquired by AltaGas from Veresen per a Nov 2014 agreement. The unit has been converted from WDPF to and Ovation control system.

Photograph courtesy of AltaGas
Posted 21 Jan 2017

Pastoria
Location: CA
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 750-MW, 3+2 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Kvaerner
Quick facts: Calpine provided funding for new permanent habitat land as part of the development of this project. The funds were used by the Center of Natural Lands Management (CNLM) to purchase 245ac of habitat in Kern Co for the specific benefit of the San Joaquin Kit Fox. In addition, the purchase will also benefit the California Condor since the habitat is located within the bird's historic range. This funding also included an endowment feature for land maintenance.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 26 Jun 2005

Pebbly Beach GT
Location: CA
Operator: Southern California Edison Co
Configuration: 1 X 55-kW C60 microturbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: LPG
T/G supplier: Capstone
EPC: SCE
Quick facts: This microturbine was offered to SCE by Southern California Air Quality Management District for test and evaluation in a marine environment at SCE's Santa Catalina Island power station. Operation began in Nov 2003 at the site south of Avalon in a quasi-industrial area with the island heliport. SCE began providing electricity service on Santa Catalina in the early 1960s.

Photograph courtesy of Southern California Edison Co
Posted 29 Sep 2012

Ripon Cogen
Location: CA
Operator: AltaGas
Configuration: 50-MW IM5000-STIG gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1985
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE- IHI, Dresser
EPC: ESI
Quick facts: This is the former Ripon Mill CHP plant built at a Simpson Paper facility. After retrofit, this became the world's first full STIG LM5000 installation in early 1988. The paper plant was sold on to Neenah Paper and closed in 2009. The power component was purchased by Ripon Cogeneration LLC, owned by Veresen. The power project was acquired by AltaGas from Veresen per a Nov 2014 agreement.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 5 Aug 2015

Riverside
Location: CA
Operator: Riverside Public Utilities
Configuration: 2 X 48-MW LM6000 Sprint NxGen gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Power Engineers
Quick facts: This peaking plant was built exclusively to serve Riverside. NOX emissions are restricted to 2.5ppm dry and attained by using water injection in series with a a simple-cycle catalyst system from Express Integrated Technologies. A 3,200t chiller from Turbine Air Systems was also installed and are used about 80% of the time that the plant is on-load. The site is sized for additional machines of similar size.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 22 Mar 2007

Sunrise
Location: CA
Operator: Edison Mission Energy
Configuration: 570-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: This plant started as a merchant plant proposed by Texaco in Dec 1998 to produce steam for thermally enhanced oil recovery at the Midway Sunset oil field. For various reasons, the project was replaced in September 2000 with a 320-MW simple cycle peaking project proposed by Edison Mission Energy, which purchased the original development company from Texaco. Sunrise became the first merchant plant licensed by the California Energy Commission to come online in time to help with the energy supply crisis of 2000-2001. The steam block was added later.

Photograph courtesy of Edison Mission Energy
Posted 11 Jun 2003

 
UC Irvine
Location: CA
Operator: University of California Irvine
Configuration: 18-MW, 1+1 CCGT with Titan 130 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: Solar, Tuthill, ABB, Ideal
EPC: Bibb, Kiewit
Quick facts: This project included a new CHP plant and two 3,000t electric centrifugal chillers. The new central utility plant can provide backup power in case of loss of grid service.

Photograph courtesy of Kiewit Corp
Posted 11 Apr 2009

Wheelabrator Norwalk
Location: CA
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 28-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM2500 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1988
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Entec
T/G supplier: GE, DeLaval
EPC: MW Kellogg Co
Quick facts: This is a baseload CHP plant serving the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. It was originally developed by the California State Department of General Services and replaced aging steam and chilled water plant. Electricity is sold to the Southern California Edison, and steam and chilled water for three 1,500t chillers are provided to serve the 160ac hospital campus.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 14 Jan 2012

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

Updated 21-Jan-2017

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