Walnut Creek Energy Project

Project Walnut Creek Energy Project, Industry City, CA
Agency Walnut Creek Energy / NRG Energy
Time Period 2011-2013
Construction Cost $500 Million

Project Desctiption

The generating facility consists of five General Electric LMS100 natural gas-fired turbine-generators and associated equipment. The WCEP is designed as a peaking facility to meet electric generation load during periods of high demand, which generally occur during daytime hours, and more frequently during the summer than other portions of the year. The project is expected to have an annual capacity factor of approximately 20 to 40 percent, depending on weather-related customer demand, load growth, hydroelectric supplies, generating unit retirements and replacements, the level of generating unit and transmission outages, and other factors. The WCEP would use reclaimed water for cooling and other power plant processes and for site landscape irrigation. approximately 827 acre-feet per year of reclaimed water for the project from the San Jose Creek Wastewater Reclamation Plant. This water would be supplied to the WCEP site via an approximately 30-foot-long pipeline connection to an existing reclaimed water pipeline at the corner of Bixby Drive and Chestnut Street.

Our Role

Comprehensive quality control services to the General Contractor, Kiewit. The scope includes Special Inspection service for all structural all structural disciplines, field and laboratory sampling and testing for all materials.