Change is afoot for all seven coastal energy crops in Orange and Los Angeles counties, because of a change in state policy governing the crops and a transfer by plant operators to extra efficient electrical energy-producing models.
Ocean-cooled engines are being phased out, with the brand new models using air-cooled know-how. New, upgraded operations are usually smaller than those they’re changing — including shorter stacks — and one plant is closing down completely.
The remaining crops may have a minimum of two models each. Most models have one stack, however some share a stack and a few have two stacks.
Here’s what’s occurring at every plant.
AES Huntington Seashore
Ocean-cooled models: 2 stacks, 214′ every. Offline by finish of 2020, demolition 2026.
Air-cooled models: 2 stacks, one hundred fifty′ each. On-line by finish of 2020. There’s a risk of a second part with two eighty′ stacks if a purchaser for more electricity emerges.
Haynes Producing Station, Long Seashore (L.A. Dept. of Water and Power)
Ocean-cooled models: 10 stacks, one hundred forty′ to 240′. 6 stacks now offline with demolition by end of 2021. 4 different stacks to be offline in 2029, demolition TBD.
Air-cooled models: 6 stacks, one hundred fifty′ every, online 2013.
AES Alamitos, Long Seashore
Ocean-cooled models: 6 stacks, 206′ to 216′. Offline by finish of 2020, demolition 2024.
Air-cooled models: 2 stacks, one hundred fifty′ every. Online by end of 2020. There’s a risk of a second part with two eighty′ stacks if a buyer for more electrical energy emerges.
Harbor Generating Station, Wilmington (L.A. Dept. of Water and Power)
Ocean-cooled models: 2 stacks, 162′ each. Offline by end of 2029, demolition TBD.
Air-cooled models: 5 stacks, one hundred and five′ every. Online 2002.
AES Redondo Seashore
Ocean-cooled models: 5 stacks, 206′ to 216′. Offline by finish of 2020. Plant to be closed, demolition TBD.
El Segundo Power Middle (NRG/ Clearway Power)
Ocean-cooled models: 2 stacks, 215′ every. Offline, demolition full.
Air-cooled models: 2 stacks, 210′. Online 2013.
Scattergood Generating Station, Playa del Rey (L.A. Dept. of Water and Energy)