Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant

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Donald Von Raesfeld (DVR) Power Plant
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Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant
Country
  • United States
Location850 Duane Avenue
Santa Clara, California
Coordinates37°22′37″N 121°57′4″W / 37.37694°N 121.95111°W / 37.37694; -121.95111Coordinates: 37°22′37″N 121°57′4″W / 37.37694°N 121.95111°W / 37.37694; -121.95111
StatusOperational
Commission date24 March 2005 (2005-03-24)
Owner(s)Silicon Valley Power
Operator(s)Silicon Valley Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Combined cycle?Yes
Power generation
Units operational2×1 combined-cycle (2 CT, 1 ST)
Make and modelGE LM6000 Sprint CT
Nameplate capacity147 MW peak (2×50 MW CT; 1×22 MW ST; 25 MW peak-firing)
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant (DVRPP) is a natural gas power plant in Santa Clara, California, operated by Silicon Valley Power. Located near the San Jose International Airport it began operations in 2005 with a peak capacity of 147 megawatts.[1][2]

DVRPP is a two-on-one combined cycle power plant, combining the output of two 50 MW combustion turbines with one 22MW steam turbine. The steam is generated from the heated exhaust from each combustion turbine, and steam output may be increased to meet peaking demands by using exhaust duct-mounted natural gas burners.[2]

Infrastructure co-location[edit]

Santa Clara has been touted as the "data center capital of Silicon Valley" in part spurred by low power rates from Silicon Valley Power.[3] DVRPP, along with a major Silicon Valley Power substation a block away, provide redundant high capacity power sources. In close proximity are major long-haul hubs for several Tier 1 Internet backbone providers for redundant high capacity Internet connection. Many large private and co-location data centers are located in or near Santa Clara,[4][5] specifically the area surrounding DVRPP bounded by Hwy 101, Lafayette St, Central Expressway, Scott Boulevard and San Tomas Expressway.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Santa Clara Electric Resources - Silicon Valley Power
  2. ^ a b Silicon Valley Power; City of Santa Clara (October 2002). "2.0 Project Description". Application for Certification for the Pico Power Project (PDF) (Report). California Energy Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ Miller, Rich (5 February 2016). "The Super Bowl Comes to the Land of Data Centers". Data Center Frontier. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ Downey, Rosie (6 May 2016). "Data Center Operators, Ranked by Sq. ft. of data center space in Bay Area as of March/April 2016". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 19 May 2016.(subscription required)
  5. ^ Druzin, Bryce (19 June 2015). "The Bay Area's Biggest Data Center Operators, Ranked by Sq. ft. of data center space in Bay Area as of May/June 2015". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 19 May 2016.(subscription required)