Frank A. Tracy Generating Station

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The Frank A. Tracy Generating Station is a 12 unit 1,021-megawatt (1,369,000 hp) gas-fired power station located in Storey County, Nevada and owned by NV Energy, serving Reno and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Some peaking capacity is provided by diesel powered units.[1] The station employs reduced water consumption,[2] and emits about 1½ million tons CO2 per year.[3][4] It lies just east of the Patrick area, about 17 miles east of Reno, just off Interstate 80, between Exit 28 and Exit 32. It is situated on the south bank of the Truckee River, which forms the county line between Storey County and Washoe County on the other side of the river.

Frank A. Tracy Generating Station in Reno

Units[edit]

Peaking Unit 1 - 10-megawatt (13,000 hp) peaking, diesel 1961[5]
Peaking Unit - 2 10-megawatt (13,000 hp) peaking, diesel 1963[5]
Peaking Unit - 3 72-megawatt (97,000 hp) diesel or natural gas 1994[5]
Peaking Unit - 4 72-megawatt (97,000 hp) peaking, diesel or natural gas 1994[5]
Unit 1 53-megawatt (71,000 hp) 1963 (units 3, 4 and 5 produce a total of 244-megawatt (327,000 hp))[1][5]
Unit - 2 83-megawatt (111,000 hp) 1965[1][5]
Unit - 3 108-megawatt (145,000 hp) 1974[1][5]
Unit - 4 108-megawatt (145,000 hp) 1996 6FA combustion turbines[1][5]
Unit - 5 108-megawatt (145,000 hp) 1996 6FA combustion turbines[1][5]
Unit - 8 289-megawatt (388,000 hp) 2008 7FA combustion turbines (units 8, 9 and 10 produce a combined 541 megawatts (725,000 hp)[1][5][6][7]
Unit 9 - 2008 7FA combustion turbines[1][5]
Unit 10 - 2008 [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Frank A.Tracy Generating Station" (PDF). COMBINED CYCLE JOURNAL. NV Energy. May 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tracy Power Plant Trying To Help With The Drought". Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "GHG Facility Details, 2015". ghgdata.epa.gov. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Nevada: Top Power Plant Carbon Polluters NWF, 2012
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Plant staff, EPC contractor team to minimize water consumption at ZLD site" (PDF). NV Energy. May 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sierra Pacific Power Completes $421 Million Expansion Project at Tracy Generating Station in Nevada, an Industrial Info" (Press release). Market Wire. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Frank A. Tracy Combined Cycle Plant, Reno, Nevada". September 15, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 

Coordinates: 39°33′44″N 119°31′24″W / 39.56222°N 119.52333°W / 39.56222; -119.52333