Solar Electric Generating Station IV CSP Project

This page provides information on Solar Electric Generating Station IV CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Solar Electric Generating Station IV
Location: Kramer Junction

California
United States
Owners (%): NextEra
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2987
Nominal Capacity: 30 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 1989

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021

Background

Expected Generation (GWh/year) 68.28
Lat/Long Location 35.014,-117.559

Participants

Developer Luz
USA
Operator NextEra
Electricity Generation Offtaker Southern California Edison

Costs

Total Construction Cost (1989) 102.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $183 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6099.9
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.23
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Support Scheme Type PPA
Policy Support Scheme PURPA Qualifying Facility Independent Power Producer, with special Standard Offer 2 (SO-2) type power purchase agreement to Southern California Edison
Concessional Funding or Other Support PURPA; Accelerated depreciation; Federal and state investment incentives; Solar property tax exclusion

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 230300
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Luz
USA
Collector/Heliostat Model LS-2
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP2

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Therminol VP-1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Eastman/Solutia
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 349°C
Receiver Manufacturer Solel
Israel
Receiver Model UVAC

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 30 MW
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 40
Turbine Efficiency Percent 30.6
Cooling Type Wet

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