- Docket Number
- 1,056 MW
- San Bernardino County
- Combined Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Mountainview Generating Station (MGS) is located on a site at the Northeast corner of San Bernardino Avenue and Mountain View Avenue in San Bernardino County. MGS is bounded by the Santa Ana River/Wash and industrial and commercial complexes.
The MGS is a 1,056-megawatt combined cycle power plant consisting of two generating units (Unit 3 and Unit 4). Each unit consists of two General Electric (GE) 7FA.04 combustion turbines (CT) and one General Electric Model DI 1 steam turbine. Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to replace the CO catalysts on the four existing combustion turbines.
The original project proponent was Thermo Ecotek and the Application for Certification was filed with the Commission on February 1, 2000. AES then purchased the power from Thermo Ecotek.
In April 2003, Intergen (a Shell-Bechtel venture) purchased the Mountainview Project from AES. Ownership of Mountainview Power, LLC, later changed hands to Southern California Edison.
On March 9, 2016, the California Energy Commission approved a Post-Certification Amendment (TN 210701) to replace certain combustion section components (turbine blades, nozzles and associated structural elements) with Advanced Gas Path components on the four combustion turbines.
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.