- Project Owner
- AltaGas San Joaquin Energy, Inc.
- Docket Number
- 95 MW
- Kings County
- Simple Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Emergency Peaker
The Hanford Energy Park Emergency Peaker Project (HEPP) is facility located approximately three miles south of the City of Hanford, Kings County.
The HEPP is a 95-megawatt natural-gas fired simple-cycle peaking facility consisting of two aero-derivative General Electric LM6000 combustion turbine-generator sets operating in simple-cycle mode equipped with dry, low oxides of nitrogen combustors and steam injection capability. The HEPP presently uses up to 150 acre-feet per year of groundwater from a well located on the project owner’s adjacent cogeneration plant for plant cooling and other uses.
On March 24, 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a Post-Certification Amendment (PCA) (TN 56497) amending the license to allow the conversion of the GWF Hanford Peaker to a combined-cycle facility known as the GWF Hanford Combined-Cycle Power Project. The project was never converted.
On November 17, 2014, the CEC approved a PCA (TN 203379) requesting the revocation of the 2010 Amended Final Decision for the GWF Henrietta Combined-Cycle Power Plant, and the reinstatement and extension of the original 2001 Hanford Energy Park Emergency Peaker Project certification.
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.