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List of power stations in California

List of power stations in California is located in California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Diego
San Diego
Shasta
Shasta
Oroville
Oroville
Castaic
Castaic
Helms
Helms
Diablo Canyon
Diablo Canyon
Alta
Alta
Ivanpah
Ivanpah
Moss Landing
Moss Landing
Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach
AES Alamitos
AES Alamitos
Tehachapi
Tehachapi
San Gorgonio
San Gorgonio
Altamont
Altamont
Solar Star
Solar Star
Desert Sunlight
Desert Sunlight
Topaz
Topaz
SEGS
SEGS
The Geysers
The Geysers
Calenergy
Calenergy
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This is a map of electricity-generating power stations in California, sorted by type and name.

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Contents

CoalEdit

NuclearEdit

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Capacity Factor Annual Generation (GWh) Ref
Diablo Canyon Power Plant San Luis Obispo County 35°12′39.10″N 120°51′22.23″W / 35.2108611°N 120.8561750°W / 35.2108611; -120.8561750 2,240 90%+ 18,000

Natural Gas-firedEdit

Plant Location Coords. Capacity (MW) Refs
AES Alamitos LLC Gas Power Plant Long Beach, California 33°46′48″N 118°5′44″W / 33.78000°N 118.09556°W / 33.78000; -118.09556 (Alamitos Gas Power Plant) 2,025 [3][4]
Blythe Energy Project Blythe, California 33°36′44″N 114°40′51″W / 33.61222°N 114.68083°W / 33.61222; -114.68083 (Blythe Energy Project) 520 [3][5]
Colusa Generating Station Maxwell, California 39°21′55″N 122°16′7″W / 39.36528°N 122.26861°W / 39.36528; -122.26861 (Colusa Generating Station) 660 [3][6]
Coolwater Gas Power Plant Daggett, California 34°51′43″N 116°51′22″W / 34.86194°N 116.85611°W / 34.86194; -116.85611 (Coolwater Gas Power Plant) 727 [3]
Delta Energy Center Pittsburg, California 38°1′2″N 121°50′44″W / 38.01722°N 121.84556°W / 38.01722; -121.84556 (Delta Energy Center) 860 [3]
Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant Santa Clara, California 37°22′37″N 121°57′4″W / 37.37694°N 121.95111°W / 37.37694; -121.95111 (Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant) 147 [7]
El Segundo Power Plant El Segundo, California 33°54′26″N 118°25′08″W / 33.90722°N 118.41889°W / 33.90722; -118.41889 (El Segundo Power Plant) 550 [5]
Elk Hills Power Plant Taft, California 35°16′48″N 119°28′14″W / 35.28000°N 119.47056°W / 35.28000; -119.47056 (Elk Hills Power Plant) 567 [3][5]
Encina Power Station Carlsbad, California 33°08′11″N 117°20′13″W / 33.13639°N 117.33694°W / 33.13639; -117.33694 (Encina Power Station) 965 [8]
Gateway Generating Station Antioch, California 38°1′1″N 121°45′32″W / 38.01694°N 121.75889°W / 38.01694; -121.75889 (Gateway Generating Station) 581 [6]
Harbor Generating Station Wilmington, California 33°46′10″N 118°15′56″W / 33.76944°N 118.26556°W / 33.76944; -118.26556 (Harbor Generating Station) 466 [3]
Haynes Gas Power Plant Long Beach, California 33°46′0″N 118°5′41″W / 33.76667°N 118.09472°W / 33.76667; -118.09472 (Haynes Generating Station) 575 [5]
High Desert Power Plant Victorville, California 34°35′42″N 117°21′52″W / 34.59500°N 117.36444°W / 34.59500; -117.36444 (High Desert Power Plant) 855 [3][5]
AES Huntington Beach Huntington Beach, CA 33°38′39″N 117°58′41″W / 33.64417°N 117.97806°W / 33.64417; -117.97806 (AES Huntington Beach) 904 [3]
Humboldt Bay Generating Station Humboldt Bay, California 40°44′27.04″N 124°12′30″W / 40.7408444°N 124.20833°W / 40.7408444; -124.20833 (Humboldt Bay Generating Station) 163
Inland Empire Energy Center Sun City, California 33°44′20″N 117°10′11″W / 33.73889°N 117.16972°W / 33.73889; -117.16972 (Inland Empire Energy Center) 400 [3][5]
Kern River Cogeneration Bakersfield, California 35°26′23″N 118°59′22″W / 35.43972°N 118.98944°W / 35.43972; -118.98944 (Kern River Cogeneration) 300 [3]
La Paloma Generating Power Plant McKittrick, California 37°17′47″N 119°35′34″W / 37.29639°N 119.59278°W / 37.29639; -119.59278 (La Paloma Generating Co) 1,124 [9]
Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility San Jose, California 309 [10]
Los Medanos Energy Center Pittsburg, California 38°1′48″N 121°52′23″W / 38.03000°N 121.87306°W / 38.03000; -121.87306 (Los Medanos Energy Center) 594 [3]
Magnolia Power Plant Burbank, California 34°10′38″N 118°18′58″W / 34.17722°N 118.31611°W / 34.17722; -118.31611 (Magnolia Power Plant) 328 [3]
Mandalay Generating Station Oxnard, California 34°12′23″N 119°15′2″W / 34.20639°N 119.25056°W / 34.20639; -119.25056 (Mandalay Generating Station) 573 [3]
Marsh Landing Power Plant Antioch, California 38°1′0.45″N 121°45′53.61″W / 38.0167917°N 121.7648917°W / 38.0167917; -121.7648917 (Marsh Landing Power Plant) 720 [6]
Metcalf Energy Center Coyote, California 37°13′11.5″N 121°44′40.5″W / 37.219861°N 121.744583°W / 37.219861; -121.744583 (Metcalf Energy Center) 566 [3][6]
Moss Landing Power Plant Moss Landing, California 36°48′17.54″N 121°46′55.19″W / 36.8048722°N 121.7819972°W / 36.8048722; -121.7819972 (Moss Landing Power Plant) 2,802 [11]
Mountainview Power Plant Redlands, California 34°4′51″N 117°14′34″W / 34.08083°N 117.24278°W / 34.08083; -117.24278 (Mountainview Power Plant) 1,058 [3]
Ormond Beach Gas Power Plant Oxnard, California 34°7′45″N 119°10′8″W / 34.12917°N 119.16889°W / 34.12917; -119.16889 (Ormond Beach Power Plant) 1,516
Otay Mesa Energy Center Otay Mesa, California 32°34′11″N 116°55′0″W / 32.56972°N 116.91667°W / 32.56972; -116.91667 (Otay Mesa Energy Center) 510 [12]
Palomar Energy Center Escondido, California 34°7′10″N 117°7′3″W / 34.11944°N 117.11750°W / 34.11944; -117.11750 (Palomar Energy Center) 546 [3]
Panoche Energy Center Firebaugh, California 36°39′40″N 120°34′51″W / 36.66111°N 120.58083°W / 36.66111; -120.58083 (Panoche Energy Center) 400 [3]
Pastoria Energy Facility Lebec, California 34°57′21″N 118°50′37″W / 34.95583°N 118.84361°W / 34.95583; -118.84361 (Pastoria Energy Facility) 750 [3]
Pittsburg Power Gas Power Plant Pittsburg, California 38°2′21″N 121°53′40″W / 38.03917°N 121.89444°W / 38.03917; -121.89444 (Pittsburg Power Plant) 1,029 [13]
AES Redondo LLC Gas Power Plant Redondo, California 33°50′59″N 118°23′43″W / 33.84972°N 118.39528°W / 33.84972; -118.39528 (AES Redondo Beach) 1,343 [3][14]
Sunrise 570
Russell City Energy Center Hayward, California 37°38′7″N 122°8′4″W / 37.63528°N 122.13444°W / 37.63528; -122.13444 (Russell City Energy Center) 691 [10]
Tracy Power Plant Tracy, California 37°42′40″N 121°29′23″W / 37.71111°N 121.48972°W / 37.71111; -121.48972 (Power Station) 341
SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Herald, California 38°20'17.82"N 121°7'26.13"W 500 [15]


Hydro-electricEdit

ConventionalEdit

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW)
Shasta Dam Redding 40°43′07″N 122°25′08″W / 40.71861°N 122.41889°W / 40.71861; -122.41889 (Shasta Dam) 676
Oroville Dam Oroville 39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556 (Oroville Dam) 645
New Bullards Bar Dam Dobbins 39°23′36″N 121°08′35″W / 39.39333°N 121.14306°W / 39.39333; -121.14306 (New Bullards Bar Dam) 315
New Melones Dam Jamestown 37°56′57″N 120°31′27″W / 37.94917°N 120.52417°W / 37.94917; -120.52417 (New Melones Dam) 300
White Rock Powerplant East of Sacramento 224
New Don Pedro Dam La Grange 37°42′03″N 120°25′15″W / 37.70083°N 120.42083°W / 37.70083; -120.42083 (New Don Pedro Dam) 203
Eastwood Powerhouse Fresno County 199.8
Folsom Dam Folsom 38°42′28″N 121°09′23″W / 38.70778°N 121.15639°W / 38.70778; -121.15639 (Folsom Dam) 199
Mammoth Pool Dam Sierra National Forest 37°21′15″N 119°18′32″W / 37.35417°N 119.30889°W / 37.35417; -119.30889 (Mammoth Pool Dam) 190
Spring Creek Powerplant* Keswick 40°37′42″N 122°28′04″W / 40.62833°N 122.46778°W / 40.62833; -122.46778 (Spring Creek Powerplant) 180
Big Creek No. 3 Powerplant Fresno County 174.45
Holm Powerhouse Near Cherry Lake 37°53′47.55″N 119°58′6.9″W / 37.8965417°N 119.968583°W / 37.8965417; -119.968583 (Holm Powerhouse) 169
Pine Flat Dam Piedra 36°49′57″N 119°19′33″W / 36.83250°N 119.32583°W / 36.83250; -119.32583 (Pine Flat Dam) 165
Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse* Whiskeytown 40°38′49″N 122°37′37″W / 40.64694°N 122.62694°W / 40.64694; -122.62694 (Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse) 154
Camino Powerplant East of Sacramento 38°47′44.17″N 120°37′19.21″W / 38.7956028°N 120.6220028°W / 38.7956028; -120.6220028 (Camino Powerhouse) 150
Jaybird Powerplant East of Sacramento 144
Poe Dam
(Poe Powerhouse)
Plumas County 143
Trinity Dam Weaverville 40°47′58″N 122°45′46″W / 40.79944°N 122.76278°W / 40.79944; -122.76278 (Trinity Dam) 140
Belden Powerhouse Plumas County 125
O'Shaughnessy Dam/Kirkwood Powerhouse Yosemite National Park 37°56′51″N 119°47′17″W / 37.94750°N 119.78806°W / 37.94750; -119.78806 (O'Shaughnessy Dam) 124
Caribou No. 1 Powerhouse Plumas County 120
Parker Dam Bluewater 34°17′47″N 114°08′21″W / 34.29639°N 114.13917°W / 34.29639; -114.13917 (Parker Dam) 120
Thermalito Power Plant Oroville 39°30′50″N 121°37′45″W / 39.51389°N 121.62917°W / 39.51389; -121.62917 (Thermalito Power Plant) 120
Keswick Dam Redding 40°36′43″N 122°26′45″W / 40.61194°N 122.44583°W / 40.61194; -122.44583 (Keswick Dam) 117
Rock Creek Powerhouse Plumas County 112
Big Creek Powerplant 2A Fresno County 110
Moccasin Powerplant Moccasin 110
Big Creek Powerplant No. 4 Fresno County 100
New Exchequer Dam Merced Falls 37°39′32″N 120°15′14″W / 37.65889°N 120.25389°W / 37.65889; -120.25389 (New Exchequer Dam) 94.5
Big Creek Powerplant No. 1 Fresno County 88.15
Loon Lake Powerplant East of Sacramento 82
Big Creek Powerplant No. 8 Fresno County 75
Caribou No. 1 Powerhouse Plumas County 75
Cresta Powerhouse Plumas County 70
Big Creek Powerplant No. 2 Fresno County 66.5
Union Valley Dam East of Sacramento 46.7
Lake Almanor Dam
(Butt Valley Powerhouse)
Canyondam 40°10′30″N 121°05′34″W / 40.17500°N 121.09278°W / 40.17500; -121.09278 (Lake Almanor Dam)[16] 41[17]
Robbs Peak Powerhouse East of Sacramento 29
Jones Fork Powerhouse East of Sacramento 11.5
Portal Powerplant Fresno County 10.8
Indian Valley Dam Lake County 39°4′44″N 122°32′7″W / 39.07889°N 122.53528°W / 39.07889; -122.53528 (Indian Valley Dam) 3.7[18]
Slab Creek Dam East of Sacramento 0.4
Division Creek Power Plant Unit 2 Inyo County 37°45′0″N 119°36′19″W / 37.75000°N 119.60528°W / 37.75000; -119.60528 (Division Creek Power Plant) 0.55[19]

*Located along aqueduct or tunnel

Pumped-storageEdit

 
Castaic Lake and Dam
Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW)
Castaic Power Plant Angeles National Forest 34°35′15″N 118°39′24″W / 34.58750°N 118.65667°W / 34.58750; -118.65667 1,247
Helms Power Plant Fresno County 37°02′21″N 118°57′49″W / 37.03917°N 118.96361°W / 37.03917; -118.96361 1,200
Olivenhain Dam Escondido 33°04′12″N 117°08′18″W / 33.07000°N 117.13833°W / 33.07000; -117.13833 40
San Luis Dam Los Banos 37°04′07″N 121°04′48″W / 37.06861°N 121.08000°W / 37.06861; -121.08000 424

Wind PowerEdit

SolarEdit

PhotovoltaicEdit

List of major solar photovoltaic power stations in California as of July 23, 2014.

Station Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Solar Star Rosamond, California 579 Operational
California Valley Solar Ranch Carrizo Plain 35°20′N 119°55′W / 35.333°N 119.917°W / 35.333; -119.917 (California Valley Solar Ranch) 250 Operational
Imperial Valley Solar Project Imperial County 99 Operational
Centinela Solar Energy Project Imperial County 170 Operational
Catalina Solar Project Kern County 143 Operational
Campo Verde Solar Project Imperial County 139 Operational
Imperial Solar Energy Center South Imperial County 130 Operational
Avenal Solar Facility Kings County 45 Operational
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Mojave Desert 550 Operational
Topaz Solar Farm Carrizo Plain 35°23′N 120°4′W / 35.383°N 120.067°W / 35.383; -120.067 (Topaz Solar Farm) 550 Operational
Westlands Solar Park Kings County 2,400 Under construction
McCoy Solar Energy Project Mojave Desert 750 Under construction
Blythe Solar Power Project Riverside County 485 Under construction
Panoche Valley Solar Farm San Benito County 399 Under construction
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch Los Angeles County 230 Under construction

ThermalEdit

List of current solar thermal power stations in California.

Station Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Solar Energy Generating Systems Mojave Desert 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) 354 Operational
Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant Bakersfield, California 35°34′06″N 119°12′06″W / 35.56833°N 119.20167°W / 35.56833; -119.20167 (Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant) 5 Operational
Sierra SunTower Lancaster, California 34°46′0.0″N 118°8′0.0″W / 34.766667°N 118.133333°W / 34.766667; -118.133333 (Sierra SunTower) 5 Operational
Ivanpah Solar Power Facility Mojave Desert 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.57°N 115.47°W / 35.57; -115.47 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) 392 Operational

GeothermalEdit

BiomassEdit

Name Location Coords. Capacity (MW) Refs
Blue Lake Power Blue Lake, California 40°52′39.69″N 123°59′40.59″W / 40.8776917°N 123.9946083°W / 40.8776917; -123.9946083 11 [28]
Burney Forest Power Burney, California 40°52′47.00″N 121°43′13.46″W / 40.8797222°N 121.7204056°W / 40.8797222; -121.7204056 31 [28]
Chowchilla Chowchilla, California 37°6′25.72″N 120°14′55.93″W / 37.1071444°N 120.2488694°W / 37.1071444; -120.2488694 12.5 [28]
Collins Pine Co. Project Chester, California 40°18′10.23″N 121°14′38.71″W / 40.3028417°N 121.2440861°W / 40.3028417; -121.2440861 12 [28]
Desert View Mecca, California 33°35′11.36″N 116°5′16.46″W / 33.5864889°N 116.0879056°W / 33.5864889; -116.0879056 47 [28]
Delano Energy Co, Inc Delano, California 35°43′8.74″N 119°14′4.51″W / 35.7190944°N 119.2345861°W / 35.7190944; -119.2345861 50 [28]
DG Fairhaven Samoa, California 40°47′58.05″N 124°12′11.12″W / 40.7994583°N 124.2030889°W / 40.7994583; -124.2030889 18 [28]
Dinuba Energy, Inc Dinuba, California 36°34′10.49″N 119°25′8.34″W / 36.5695806°N 119.4189833°W / 36.5695806; -119.4189833 12 [28]
Honey Lake Power Wendel, California 40°22′6.57″N 120°15′53.99″W / 40.3684917°N 120.2649972°W / 40.3684917; -120.2649972 32 [28]
Shasta Renewable Anderson, California 40°28′23.61″N 122°19′44.17″W / 40.4732250°N 122.3289361°W / 40.4732250; -122.3289361 7.2 [28]
Madera Power LLC Firebaugh, California 36°51′41.32″N 120°20′19.91″W / 36.8614778°N 120.3388639°W / 36.8614778; -120.3388639 28 [28]
Mendota Biomass Power Ltd. Mendota, California 36°45′21.25″N 120°21′54.98″W / 36.7559028°N 120.3652722°W / 36.7559028; -120.3652722 25 [28]
Merced Power (El Nido) El Nido, California 37°11′13.13″N 120°29′24.58″W / 37.1869806°N 120.4901611°W / 37.1869806; -120.4901611 12.5 [28]
Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station Jamestown, California 37°52′28.71″N 120°28′39.16″W / 37.8746417°N 120.4775444°W / 37.8746417; -120.4775444 22 [28]
Rio Bravo Fresno Fresno, California 36°41′19.76″N 119°43′24.25″W / 36.6888222°N 119.7234028°W / 36.6888222; -119.7234028 25 [28]
Rio Bravo Rocklin Rocklin, California 38°49′54.58″N 121°18′48.96″W / 38.8318278°N 121.3136000°W / 38.8318278; -121.3136000 25 [28]
Roseburg Forest Products Weed, California 41°26′4.60″N 122°22′40.42″W / 41.4346111°N 122.3778944°W / 41.4346111; -122.3778944 12 [28]
Eel River Scotia, California 40°28′52.81″N 124°6′16.68″W / 40.4813361°N 124.1046333°W / 40.4813361; -124.1046333 28 [28]
Sierra Power Corp. Terra Bella, California 35°57′14.14″N 119°2′46.70″W / 35.9539278°N 119.0463056°W / 35.9539278; -119.0463056 9.5 [28]
SPI Burney Burney, California 40°52′36.33″N 121°42′6.64″W / 40.8767583°N 121.7018444°W / 40.8767583; -121.7018444 20 [28]
SPI Anderson I Anderson, California 40°28′21.77″N 122°19′23.38″W / 40.4727139°N 122.3231611°W / 40.4727139; -122.3231611 4 [28]
SPI Lincoln Lincoln, California 38°54′9.64″N 121°18′34.57″W / 38.9026778°N 121.3096028°W / 38.9026778; -121.3096028 18 [28]
SPI Quincy Quincy, California 39°56′27.46″N 120°54′32.97″W / 39.9409611°N 120.9091583°W / 39.9409611; -120.9091583 25 [28]
SPI Sonora Sonora, California 37°57′57.59″N 120°19′4.80″W / 37.9659972°N 120.3180000°W / 37.9659972; -120.3180000 8 [28]
Tracy Biomass Plant Tracy, California 37°43′11.95″N 121°29′18.42″W / 37.7199861°N 121.4884500°W / 37.7199861; -121.4884500 19.4 [28]
Wadham Williams, California 39°6′20.06″N 122°6′36.47″W / 39.1055722°N 122.1101306°W / 39.1055722; -122.1101306 26.5 [28]
Wheelabrator Shasta Anderson, California 40°25′46.53″N 122°16′41.67″W / 40.4295917°N 122.2782417°W / 40.4295917; -122.2782417 50 [28]
Woodland Biomass Power Ltd. Woodland, California 38°41′28.69″N 121°44′13.67″W / 38.6913028°N 121.7371306°W / 38.6913028; -121.7371306 25 [28]

Former facilitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

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