Natural Gas Power Plants

TID’s Almond 2 Power Plant and Walnut Energy Center offer the reliability and quick response needed to meet the demands of today’s changing power supply market.

Almond Power Plant

Almond Power Plant is a natural gas fired plant capable of generating 48 megawatts of electricity. This plant came online in 1995.

Almond 2 Power Plant (A2PP)

Natural Gas Power Plant

The Almond 2 Power Plant consists of three rapid start simple cycle gas turbine generators assisting us in meeting reliability obligations as a Balancing Authority, and improving the economy, efficiency, and flexibility of the our electrical system, including the integration of intermittent renewable resources.

The California Energy Commission approved the construction of A2PP in December 2010 and construction was completed in March 2012, with the plant becoming fully operational that same summer.

The plant utilizes the first three commercial units of the new General Electric LM6000PG series gas turbines.

A2PP uses clean, efficient, and proven natural gas technology to generate electricity in a manner that will minimize the use of fuel, emissions of criteria pollutants, and potential effects on ambient air quality. The power plant uses treated effluent (i.e. recycled water) from the City of Ceres’ Wastewater Treatment Plant for the project’s process water needs.

Walnut Power Plant

Walnut Power Plant, a gas-fired turbine is capable of producing 49.9 megawatts and came online in 1987.

Walnut Energy CenterNatural Gas

The Walnut Energy Center (WEC) is an efficient, environmentally responsible source of economical and reliable energy serving the growing energy demands within the TID electrical service area. The Walnut Energy Center uses recycled water from the City of Turlock for the project’s process water needs.

Using natural gas for fuel, WEC is among the cleanest power generating facilities of comparable size in the nation. By utilizing the best available emissions control technology, its emissions are as much as 85 percent lower than those of older generating facilities currently operating in California.

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