- 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
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.