- Docket Number
- 98 MW
- Orange County
- Simple Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Stanton Energy Reliability Center (SERC) is located at 10711 Dale Avenue, Stanton, Orange County.
SERC is a nominal 98-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, simple-cycle facility consisting of two General Electric (GE) LM6000 hybrid enhanced gas turbine (Hybrid EGT®) combustion turbines (CTG) that provide operational flexibility as a synchronous condenser, and an integrated 10-megawatt (MW) GE Battery Energy Storage System. Each CTG is powered by a system equipped with selective catalytic reduction, air emissions control equipment, and associated support equipment for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and an oxidation catalyst for carbon monoxide and volatile organic compound control.
The two sets of lithium-ion batteries are housed in purpose-built battery enclosures, each with a nominal capacity of 10 MW (total 20 MW) and 4.3 MWh storage (total 8.6 MWh). The battery system could be charged either by the grid or the on-site combustion turbines. The batteries enable the gas turbines to supply spinning reserve by providing approximately 10 minutes of ramping profile for the gas turbines.
SERC provides needed generation for local reliability in Southern California Edison (SCE) West Los Angeles Basin Subarea and was selected by SEC as part of SCE’s 2013 Local Capacity Requirements Request for Offers sanctioned by the California Public Utility Commission to address specific need.
Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes
The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants 50 megawatts (MW) and larger and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Application for Certification (AFC) process is a certified regulatory program under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As a certified regulatory program, the CEC does not prepare environmental impact reports (EIRs) in an AFC proceeding, but instead prepares environmental assessment documents that are functionally equivalent to EIRs. A certificate issued by the CEC is in lieu of any permit, certificate, or similar document otherwise required by any state, local or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law, and supersedes any applicable statute, ordinance, or regulation of any state, local, or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law.