- Docket Number
- 323 MW
- Los Angeles County
- Combined Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Magnolia Power Project (MPP) is located on approximately 3 acres of the existing 23-acre Magnolia Power Station at 164 West Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, northwestern Los Angeles County. The MPP is owned by the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) and operated by the City of Burbank’s Water & Power Department.
The MPP is a 323-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined-cycle electrical power generating facility powered by a Model 7FA General Electric combustion turbine generator with a heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine generator that interconnect to the onsite Olive Substation via two underground transmission lines. The MPP uses reclaimed water from the Burbank Water Reclamation Plant, which can provide up to 6.546 million gallons of water per day, for cooling tower makeup. The MPP has a zero liquid discharge wastewater treatment system.
On March 24, 2021, the California Energy Commission approved a Post-Certification Amendment (TN 237289) to upgrade the existing combustion system to allow improved combustor turndown and increased operating flexibility to integrate better with intermittent renewable energy resources.
Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes
As required by the Warren-Alquist Act, the Energy Commission monitors Commission-certified energy projects throughout construction, operation, and closure to ensure compliance with the conditions of certification imposed by the Commission’s Final Decision for approving the projects.