Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant

Overview

Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant
Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant

California

Location

330 MW

Capacity

Yes

Operator

Natural gas-fired

Fuel Type

100%

Ownership

through october 2022

PPA Contract

Tracy is a 330 megawatt, natural gas-fired power generation facility located approximately 97 kilometres east of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley. The facility is recognized for reliability, flexible cycling ability and competitive start costs. Built in 2001 as a simple cycle peaking plant, the plant was converted in 2012 to an air-cooled combined cycle power facility. Electricity is produced from two combustion turbine generators.

The facility is designed to run as a base or intermediate load generator and is interconnected to the California grid at the 115 kV PG&E switchyard.

  • Clean combined-cycle facility strategically located in resource constrained area
  • Connected to the PG&E transmission system, the facility provides reliable backup to numerous intermittent resources located in close proximity
  • 330 megawatts
  • Fully contracted under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) through 2022 with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  • PPAs are structured as tolling arrangements for 100 percent of the energy, capacity and ancillary services
  • Opportunity for expansion

Details

Tracy is a 330 megawatt, natural gas-fired power generation facility located approximately 97 kilometres east of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley. The facility is recognized for reliability, flexible cycling ability and competitive start costs. Built in 2001 as a simple cycle peaking plant, the plant was converted in 2012 to an air-cooled combined cycle power facility. Electricity is produced from two combustion turbine generators.

The facility is designed to run as a base or intermediate load generator and is interconnected to the California grid at the 115 kV PG&E switchyard.

  • Clean combined-cycle facility strategically located in resource constrained area
  • Connected to the PG&E transmission system, the facility provides reliable backup to numerous intermittent resources located in close proximity
  • 330 megawatts
  • Fully contracted under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) through 2022 with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  • PPAs are structured as tolling arrangements for 100 percent of the energy, capacity and ancillary services
  • Opportunity for expansion