Yuma (United States)
The Yuma cogeneration facility uses natural gas as the fuel for its turbine and efficiently produces energy in two forms
electric and thermal (steam). The exhaust from the gas turbine waste heat that would otherwise dissipate into the
atmosphere is recycled into a heat recovery steam generator (boiler) and high-pressure steam is produced, which drives the
steam turbine. Then, a portion of the steam is extracted and delivered to the thermal host an industrial entity
located adjacent to the power plant which uses the steam for processing and cooling. This method of utilizing steam that has already performed useful work increases the efficiency of the plant and maximizes fuel use.
CalEnergy Generation's Yuma cogeneration plant provides approximately 50 net megawatts to San Diego Gas & Electric Company under a 30-year power purchase agreement and provides steam to Shaw Industries Group, Inc. under a steam sales agreement.
The Yuma Facility is owned by CE Generation, LLC and is operated by Falcon Power Operating Company, an indirect subsidiary of CE Generation.
Yuma, Arizona, U.S.
Date of Commercial Operation:
Approximately 50 net megawatts
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Interconnection and Firm
Arizona Public Service Company
Natural Gas Supply and
Southwest Gas Corporation