Combined-cycle and solar thermal power plant approved

The California Energy Commission approved plans for the proposed 570 MW Palmdale hybrid power plant in Palmdale, Calif. The hybrid will integrate solar thermal technology in the project’s natural gas-fired steam system.

The project’s combined-cycle, natural gas-fired system will use two natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine generator with arrays of parabolic collectors to heat a fluid to boil water to generate steam.

The city will begin construction after securing a developer and a power purchase deal. Commercial operation could be in 2013.

Read more new gas projects news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...