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December 2021
POWER AWARDS
Stanton Energy Reliability Center, California
O
ne state-of-the-art power plant that
has fulfilled its promise, and added
reliability and stability to California's
power grid is the Stanton Energy Reliability
Center (SERC). SERC is a hybrid energy
storage system based on a package
called EGT, which was jointly developed by
General Electric International Inc. (GE) and
Wellhead Power Soutions-the technology affiliate of Wellhead
Electric Company Inc. EGT combines combustion turbine technology
with an integrated battery storage system operated by
a proprietary software system, thereby providing a broad array
of unique reliability benefits that neither turbines nor batteries
can provide on their own.
In the case of SERC, the station consists of two GE LM6000
gas turbines, each integrated with a 10-MW/4.3-MWh battery,
providing a total output of 98 MW. As the first greenfield application
of this cutting-edge hybrid system, SERC is a model for
future projects and a deserving winner of a 2021 POWER Top
Plant award in the gas-fired power category.
SERC is located at 10711 Dale Avenue on the southeast
corner of Pacific Street and Fern Avenue in the City of Stanton.
Wellhead project managers told POWER that the project
layout was " perhaps the most significant challenge faced by
the construction team. " The shape of the roughly four-acre
property is long and narrow with a storm channel running
through the middle of it and high-voltage lines running over
a small portion of the site. SERC worked closely with the
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engineering and construction teams, including POWER Engineers,
ARB Inc., and TTS Construction Corp., to find solutions
to these layout challenges.
The project includes a unique aesthetic treatment with a
roofless building surrounding each of the SERC units. Clock
towers hide the gas turbine exhaust stacks, providing a new
and unique landmark for the community. The roofless building
also serves as an acoustic barrier.
The SERC units have lived up to expectations, and even
exceeded them with respect to reliably providing greenhouse
gas-free ancillary services the majority of the time, and peaking
energy only when necessary. As of Sept. 1, 2021, the yearto-date
availability for the plant was slightly above 99%. This
is clearly worthy of recognition and POWER congratulates the
SERC team on a job well done. ■
West Riverside Energy Center, Wisconsin
A
lliant Energy is committed to delivering
affordable and reliable power
to meet the needs of customers.
That's one of the reasons why the West
Riverside Energy Center, a highly efficient
730-MW combined cycle natural gas generating
station located near Beloit, Wisconsin,
is so important.
Significant analysis went into the decision to add West Riverside
to the Alliant Energy fleet. In fact, seeds for the station
were first planted back in November 2013, when the company
formally began a feasibility study to evaluate new generating
resource options. A request for proposals was issued in June
2014. After analyzing more than 30 proposals, Alliant Energy
decided construction of a new, natural gas-fired combined
cycle plant owned and operated by the company would best
serve the interests of customers.
AECOM was selected as the engineering, procurement,
and construction (EPC) contractor for West Riverside. Contracts
were signed and ground was broken on the project in
June 2016. AECOM's scope included management, design,
supply, installation, and startup of the facility. It self-performed
some of the work, while also hiring other subcontractors.
HDR contributed to the project as the Owner's Engineer.
The plant uses two GE 7F.05 gas turbines and a GE D602
steam turbine. An Emerson Ovation distributed control system
is used at West Riverside.
Alliant Energy worked closely with contractors and laSupplement
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bor unions to ensure that the highly skilled labor resources
needed for the project were available. During construction,
more than 1,000 jobs were created and millions of dollars
were spent to support Wisconsin businesses. In the end, the
project finished with more than three million work hours completed
and a very respectable safety record. The OSHA Recordable
Incident Rate was 1.28 and the project's Lost-Time
Accident Rate was a remarkable 0.00.
" This facility is one of the most efficient natural-gas facilities
in the nation, " said Bob Newell, project manager for Alliant
Energy. " Designed and built for efficiency and long-term sustainability,
it features the latest technologies and state-of-the
art water treatment processing equipment. In addition, we can
rapidly adjust its output to meet demand. It's a nice complement
to our growing clean energy investments. " ■
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