Docket Number
147 MW
Santa Clara County
Combined Cycle
Project Status
Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
Project Type
Application for Certification
Project Description

The Donald Von Raesfeld (DVR) Power Plant is located west of the intersection of Lafayette Street and Duane Avenue and immediately north of Silicon Valley Power's (SVP) Kifer Receiving Station in the city of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County.

DVR is a 147-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle, wet-cooled generating facility consisting of two General Electric LM-6000PC Sprint combustion turbine-generators (CTGs), a single condensing steam turbine generator, a de-aerating surface condenser, a mechanical draft plume-abated cooling tower; and associated support equipment. The CTGs are equipped with standard combustors, air inlet chilling, and heat recovery steam generators with duct burners.

DVR is dedicated to supplying power to SVP's native load customers. DVR provides approximately 25 percent of SVP's generation resources and helps meet expected load growth by replacing the power obtained through a long-term sales agreement that expired in 2005, just after this plant came online.

  • Approval of Petition to Add Construction Laydown and Parking Areas, TN 30880, 02/06/2004, Staff approval to add construction laydown and parking areas at 888 Reed Street and 110 Duane Avenue.
  • Approval of Petition to Add Construction Laydown Area, TN 31236, 04/14/2004, Staff approval for addition of gas pipeline construction laydown area at the northeast junction of the Montague Expressway and Lafayette Street.
  • Approval of Verification Change BIO-9, TN 33830, 03/22/2005, Staff Approval of Verification Change BIO-9 to include necessary provisions for approval by the Compliance Project Manager of any subsequent management change for the habitat compensation lands.

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