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