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Avenal Energy Project 2

Aspen assisted the California Energy Commission (CEC) from 2009 to 2009 with the Staff Assessment for the Avenal Energy Project 2. As well as providing the CEC Siting Project Manager, the Aspen Team analyzed the Public Health and Biological Resources issue areas. The CEC approved the application for certification in December 2009.

The Project is a combined cycle generating plant consisting of two natural gas-fired General Electric 7FA Gas Turbines with Heat Recovery Steam Generators and one General Electric Steam Turbine. Natural gas is provided via a 2.5-mile, 20-inch underground pipeline interconnection to PG&E’s natural gas pipeline transmission system at the Kettleman compressor station. The plant uses a dry cooling process to minimize water consumption. The proposed project would be connected to the PG&E transmission grid via a 6.4-mile single-circuit 230-kilovolt transmission line, traversing agricultural land to the Gates substation in Fresno County.

Practice areas: Energy

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