CCGT Plants in the USA - Oregon
Beaver
Location: OR
Operator: Portland General Electric
Configuration: 584-MW, 6+1 CCGT with 7001B gas turbines
Operation: 1975-1977
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Beaver is one of the the early CCGT plants installed in the USA. The site is in far northern Oregon.

Photograph courtesy of Portland General Electric
Posted 14 Mar 2012

Coyote Springs-1
Location: OR
Operator: Portland General Electric
Configuration: 250-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 1995
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: In Aug 1991, PGE filed a NOI to build Coyote Springs-1 on a 22ac site in Port of Morrow Industrial Park near Boardman. The plant completed on 27 Nov 1995. Pacific Gas Transmission built an 18.5mi pipeline from the plant to connect to its main pipe which runs from the Canada/Idaho border to Malin, OR.

Photograph courtesy of Portland General Electric
Posted 14 Mar 2012

Coyote Springs-2
Location: OR
Operator: Avista Corp
Configuration: 280-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: Avista Utilities and Mirant built Coyote Springs-2 adjacent to Coyote Springs-1. In Jul 2008, Avista agreed to buy out Mirant's stake in the $190mn project. The $62.5mn sale closed in Jan 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 18 Jan 2004

Hermiston HGP
Location: OR
Operator: Perennial Power Holdings Inc
Configuration: two 237-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks; with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1996
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: HGP is in Umatilla Co, 9mi south of the Columbia River. Capacity and energy is supplied to PacifiCorp under a long-term PPA and steam is sold to Lamb-Weston's adjacent potato processing plant. Gray water from the plant is used from local irrigation. The plant has a LTSA with General Electric. HGP is a 50:50 venture of PacifiCorp and Perennial Power. PPH bough its stake from US Generating Co and is now the plant's manager and operator. The plant went commercial on 1 Jul 1996 and cost $330mn.

Photograph courtesy of Perennial Power Holdings Inc
Posted 2 Dec 2009

Hermiston Energy
Location: OR
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 630-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: UTEC, TIC
Quick facts: Wastewater from the plant is used for irrigation by J R Simplot, which runs an adjacent potato processing facility.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 3 Aug 2003

Klamath
Location: OR
Operator: Pacific Klamath Energy Inc
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Toshiba
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: B&V, J A Jones
Quick facts: The Klamath cogeneration plant was built by the City of Klamath Falls which sponsored $309mn in project revenue bonds. PPM Energy purchased the plant in 2007. Steam is sold to an adjacent wood products plant. The project won Oregon Governor Kitzhaberís 2000 Community and Economic Development award and Power magazineís 2001 Power Plant of the Year award.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 11 Jul 2007

 
Klamath Generation Peakers
Location: OR
Operator: Pacific Klamath Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 50-MW FT8 TwinPac gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: P&W
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: The original control system for these peaking units was changed out to an ABB DCS.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 6 Jul 2013

Port Westward
Location: OR
Operator: Portland General Electric
Configuration: 414-MW, 1+1 CCGT with MW501G1 gas turbine
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: B&V, J H Kelly
Quick facts: This was the first major power plant built by PGE since 1995 and was originally designed as a 650-MW, 2+1 block with F-class turbines. The company opted for a more efficient G-class machine. The construction was by fixed-price contracts and total costs are expected to be in the range $280-290mn. The site is in the Port of St Helens industrial area on the Columbia River adjacent to the PGE Beaver generating plant. This was the first G1 machine in service and was ordered in Oct 2004 and delivered to the site in Jan 2006. MHI also has a 12yr service agreement with availability guarantee. The design heat rate is 6,700 btu/kWh. Emerson Process supplied their PlantWeb DCS with an Ovation expert control system. Cormetech and Englehard supplied equipment for the SCR and CO catalysts. The Port Westward plant is connected at 230kV to the Bonneville Power Administration Allston Substation.

Photograph courtesy of Portland General Electric
Posted 29 Jun 2007

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Updated 03-Aug-2016

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