CCGT Plants in Washington
Location: WA
Operator: PacifiCorp Energy
Configuration: 520-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Parsons
Quick facts: Tractebel first submitted the original site plan for its Port of Chehalis facility in 1994 and the plan was approved by state government in 1997 after numerous hearings conducted by the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council. Subsequently, the scheme was up-rated and switched to dry cooling. Construction was completed for Tractebel North America in Nov 2003. In Sep 2008, Suez Energy North America completed the sale of the plant to PacifiCorp. Financial terms were not disclosed. All 15 plant employees accepted offers to work for the new owners.

Photograph courtesy of Suez Energy North America
Posted 17 Sep 2008

Encogen Northwest
Location: WA
Operator: Puget Sound Energy
Configuration: 167-MW, 3+1 CCGT block with 6001B gas turbines
Operation: 1993
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick Facts: Encogen NW went commercial in Jul 1993 and was originally developed by Enserch Development Corp. The plant has a 5ac site, 1,000ft east of Bellingham Bay and separated from the water by a tissue mill then owned and operated by Georgia-Pacific Co. The Encogen project was built as a PURPA CHP selling steam and hot water to the paper mill and power to the grid. In Nov 1999, majority ownership of the project was acquired by PSE from Encogen Northwest LP for $164mn. The paper mill closed in Jul 2008 and Encogen is now dispatched based on market electricity and gas prices.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 6 Jul 2013

Grays Harbor
Location: WA
Operator: Invenergy LLC
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel, J H Kelly
Quick Facts: The Grays Harbor Energy Center on a 22ac aite about 40mi west of Olympia in Satsop was originally started by Duke Energy North America in 2001 but halted at an estimated 50% completion. The project was acquired by Invenergy in early 2005 and work resumed in Jan 2007. In May 2007, Invenergy colsed on $216.5mn of financing with RBS as lead arranger and underwriter. The project was was substantially completed in Apr 2008.

Photograph courtesy of J H Kelly
Posted 10 Aug 2013

Mint Farm
Location: WA
Operator: Wayzata Investment Partners
Configuration: 320-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA+e gas turbine
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Shaw, J H Kelly
Quick Facts: This plant was originally licensed in 1999 by a joint venture of Avista Corp and Steag. The project was then acquired by Mirant Corp and construction started in Oct 2001 with completion scheduled for Jun 2003. In Aug 2002, contractor Shaw Group was notified by Mirant that construction was being suspended on Mint Farm with completion at approximately 34% and capex of about $169mn. In Oct 2005, Mirant received approval from bankruptcy court to sell Mint Farm to Wayzata Investment Partners, a transaction completed in Dec 2005 for $27mn. Construction re-started in 2006 with commercial operation achieved on 17 Dec 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 5 Jul 2008

Location: WA
Operator: Grays Harbor PUD
Configuration: 4 X 11 MW GE10 gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Franklin Public Utility District (PUD) and Grays Harbor PUD jointly developed this simple-cycle gas turbine site. Each utility owns two GTs.

Photograph courtesy of Grays Harbor PUD
Posted 16 Feb 2002

River Road
Location: WA
Operator: GE Energy Power Generation Services O&M for owner Clark Public Utilities
Configuration: 250-MW, 1+1 CCGT block with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: J A Jpnes
Quick Facts:The River Road plant was completed in Sep 1997 at a cost of about $160mn 9ncl financing. The 8ac site is west of Vancouver. The plant accounts for about halof of CPU's annual power sales

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 28 Apr 2012


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10-Aug-2013