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
Project Description

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.

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