CCGT Plants in the USA - Wisconsin
Fox Energy
Location: WI
Operator: Fox Energy Company LLC
Configuration: 560-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FB gas turbines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Parsons Energy & Chemical
Quick facts: In Nov 2004, Calpine entered into a $400mn, 25yr, non-recourse sale/leaseback transaction with affiliates of GE Commercial Finance for the power station. The plant has a 10yr power purchase agreement with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. These were the first 7FB machines to complete dual-fuel testing.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 12 Feb 2006

Port Washington
Location: WI
Operator: We Energies
Configuration: two 575-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2005-2008
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Washington Group Intl
Quick facts: Groundbreaking for the first block was in Jul 2003 and it went commercial 25mos later. The CCGT plant was built on the site of the 400-MW coal-fired Port Washington power plant which retired in 2004. HDR was owner's engineer for the new plant, which cost $664mn and was a named a 2008 Top Plant by Power magazine. A 16mi lateral was built from Jackson WI to supply natural gas for the project.

Photograph courtesy of HRD
Re-posted 24 Apr 2016

Riverside Energy
Location: WI
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 518-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, SWPC
EPC: Calpine
Quick facts: Riverside is in Beloit sells electricity to Wisconsin Power and Light under the terms of a 9yr tolling agreement and also provides capacity to Madison Gas & Electric under a 9yr PPA.

Photograph by Dual Freq (wikimedia)
Posted 14 Mar 2009

Rockgen
Location: WI
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 3 X 173 MW 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE
Quick facts: Rockgen Energy Center is the largest peaking plant in Wisconsin and at completion was the largest gas-fired plant in the state. Power is sold to Alliant under an 8yr power purchase agreement and some electricity is sold on the wholesale market.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 19 Mar 2005

West Campus
Location: WI
Operator: Madison Gas & Electric Co
Configuration: 150-MW, 2+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: The $180mn West Campus cogen plant supplies electricity to MGE customers and 20,000 tons of chilled water and 500,000 lb/hr of steam and chilled water to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. MGE owns the assets related to electric production, while UW-Madison owns the steam heat and chilled-water assets. MGE operates and maintains the plant under a joint plant agreement with the university. West Campus has the lowest NOX permit rate in the state, 2.5 ppm. MGE received the Governorís Award for Environmental Excellence for, among other things, recycling 84% of waste materials resulting from plant construction.

Photograph courtesy of Madison Gas & Electric Co
Posted 30 Jul 2005

Abbreviations

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

Updated 24-Apr-2016

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