List of power stations in California

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Locations of the three largest power stations (per type) in California.
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This is a list of power stations in California that are used for utility-scale electricity generation. This includes baseload, peaking, and energy storage power stations, but does not include large backup generators.

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County is largest power station in California with a nameplate capacity of 2,256 MW and an annual generation of 18,214 GWh in 2018.[1] The largest under construction is the Westlands Solar Park in Kings County, which will generate 2,000 MW when completed in 2025.[2][3]

Battery storage[edit]

This is a list of operational battery storage power stations in California with a nameplate capacity of at least 10 megawatts.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Power
(MWh)
Owner Year Ref
Pomona Energy Storage Facility Pomona 34°03′34″N 117°46′27″W / 34.05944°N 117.77417°W / 34.05944; -117.77417 (AltaGas Pomona Energy) 20 80 AltaGas 2017 [4][5]
Beacon BESS 1 Kern County 35°15′25″N 118°01′25″W / 35.25694°N 118.02361°W / 35.25694; -118.02361 (Beacon BESS 1) 20 10 LADWP 2018 [6][7]
El Centro BESS El Centro 32°48′11″N 115°32′33″W / 32.80306°N 115.54250°W / 32.80306; -115.54250 (El Centro BESS) 30 20 IID 2016 [8][9]
Escondido Energy Storage Escondido 33°07′29″N 117°06′53″W / 33.12472°N 117.11472°W / 33.12472; -117.11472 (Escondido Energy Storage) 30 120 SDG&E, AES 2017 [10][11]
Mira Loma Energy Storage Facility Ontario 34°00′24″N 117°33′34″W / 34.00667°N 117.55944°W / 34.00667; -117.55944 (Mira Loma Energy Storage Facility) 20 80 SCE, Tesla Energy 2017 [12][13]
Vista Energy Storage System Vista 33°12′15″N 117°15′13″W / 33.20417°N 117.25361°W / 33.20417; -117.25361 (Vista Energy Storage System) 40 ? LS Power Group 2018 [14][15]

Biomass[edit]

This is a list of operational biomass and biogas power stations in California with a nameplate capacity of at least 10 megawatts.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Type Year Ref
Buena Vista Biomass Power Buena Vista 38°17′N 120°55′W / 38.283°N 120.917°W / 38.283; -120.917 (Buena Vista Biomass Power) 18.5 Maas Companies Biomass 1990s [16][17]
Burney Forest Power Johnson Park 40°55′N 121°38′W / 40.91°N 121.64°W / 40.91; -121.64 (Covanta Burney Mountain Power) 11 NAES Biomass [18]
Covanta Stanislaus Energy Stanislaus County 37°23′07″N 121°08′28″W / 37.3853°N 121.141°W / 37.3853; -121.141 (Covanta Stanislaus Energy) 22.5 Covanta Energy Biomass 1989 [19]
Desert View Power Mecca 33°35′N 116°05′W / 33.59°N 116.09°W / 33.59; -116.09 (Greenleaf Desert View Power) 55.5 Greenleaf Power Biomass 1992 [20][21]
Dinuba Energy Reedly 36°34′N 119°25′W / 36.57°N 119.42°W / 36.57; -119.42 (Dinuba Energy) 12 CRES Biomass 1985 [16][22]
Fairhaven Power Fairhaven 40°48′N 124°12′W / 40.80°N 124.20°W / 40.80; -124.20 (Fairhaven Power) 18.8 DG Fairhaven Power Biomass 1987 [16][23]
Honey Lake Lassen County 40°22′N 120°16′W / 40.37°N 120.26°W / 40.37; -120.26 (Honey Lake Power) 32 Greenleaf Power Biomass 1989 [16]
Hyperion DGUP Los Angeles 33°55′35″N 118°25′49″W / 33.92639°N 118.43028°W / 33.92639; -118.43028 (Hyperion Digester Gas Utilization Project (DGUP)) 33 LASAN Biogas 2016 [24][25][26]
Loyalton Biomass Plant Loyalton 39°40′N 120°14′W / 39.67°N 120.24°W / 39.67; -120.24 (ARP Loyalton Biomass Power) 20 American Renewable Power Biomass 1987 [27][16][28]
Mount Poso Cogeneration Kern County 35°35′N 119°01′W / 35.58°N 119.01°W / 35.58; -119.01 (Mount Poso Cogeneration) 45 DTE Power Biomass 1980 [16][29][30]
Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station Tuolumne County 37°52′N 120°29′W / 37.87°N 120.48°W / 37.87; -120.48 (Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station Power) 22 IHI Power, Jamestown Energy Biomass 1986 [16][31]
Port of Stockton Stockton 37°56′N 121°20′W / 37.94°N 121.33°W / 37.94; -121.33 (DTE Stockton Biomass Power) 50 DTE Power Biomass 1988 [16][32][33]
Puente Hills Energy Recovery Los Angeles County 34°01′25″N 118°01′28″W / 34.02361°N 118.02444°W / 34.02361; -118.02444 (Puente Hills Energy Recovery) 50 LACSD Biogas 1980s [34]
Rio Bravo Fresno Fresno 36°41′N 119°43′W / 36.69°N 119.72°W / 36.69; -119.72 (Rio Bravo Fresno Biomass Power) 28.7 IHI Power Biomass 1988 [note 1] [16][35]
Rio Bravo Rocklin Whitney 38°50′N 121°19′W / 38.83°N 121.31°W / 38.83; -121.31 (Rio Bravo Rocklin Biomass Power) 27.3 Constellation Energy, NAPG Biomass 1989 [16][36]
Southeast Resource Recovery Long Beach 33°45′33″N 118°14′25″W / 33.75917°N 118.24028°W / 33.75917; -118.24028 (Southeast Resource Recovery Facility) 35.6 LACSD, Covanta Energy Incinerator 1988 [37][38][39]
Sunshine Gas Producers Los Angeles County 34°20′08″N 118°31′10″W / 34.33556°N 118.51944°W / 34.33556; -118.51944 (Sunshine Gas Producers) 23.5 DTE Power Biogas 2014 [40][41]
Total Energy Facilities San Pedro 33°46′24″N 118°17′01″W / 33.77333°N 118.28361°W / 33.77333; -118.28361 (Total Energy Facilities) 38.4 LACSD Biogas 1980s [42][43]
Wheelabrator Shasta Anderson 40°26′N 122°17′W / 40.43°N 122.28°W / 40.43; -122.28 (Wheelabrator Shasta Energy) 55 Wheelabrator Technologies Biomass 1987 [44][45]
Woodland Woodland 38°41′N 121°44′W / 38.69°N 121.74°W / 38.69; -121.74 (DTE Woodland Biomass Power) 25 DTE Power Biomass [16][46]
  1. ^ To be decommissioned in 2021.[35]

Coal[edit]

The Argus Cogeneration Plant in San Bernardino County is the only coal-fired power station still operating in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Type Year Ref
Argus Cogeneration Plant Trona 35°45′54″N 117°22′56″W / 35.76500°N 117.38222°W / 35.76500; -117.38222 (Argus Cogeneration Plant) 63 Searles Valley Minerals Coal 1978 [47][48][49]

Geothermal[edit]

This is a list of all operational geothermal power stations in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Type Year Ref
Coso Inyo County 36°01′00″N 117°47′51″W / 36.01667°N 117.79750°W / 36.01667; -117.79750 (Coso) 272.2 Coso Operating Company Flash steam 1987 [50][51]
The Geysers Sonoma, Lake County 38°47′26″N 122°45′21″W / 38.79056°N 122.75583°W / 38.79056; -122.75583 (The Geysers) 1,590 Calpine, NCPA, SVP, USRG Dry steam 1960 [52][53][54]
Heber Imperial County 32°42′52″N 115°31′37″W / 32.71444°N 115.52694°W / 32.71444; -115.52694 (Herber) 161.5 Ormat Binary cycle 1985 [55][56]
Imperial Valley Imperial County 33°09′48″N 115°37′00″W / 33.16333°N 115.61667°W / 33.16333; -115.61667 (Imperial Valley) 432.3 CalEnergy, EnergySource Dry steam 1982 [57][58]
Mammoth Mono County 37°38′44″N 118°54′42″W / 37.64556°N 118.91167°W / 37.64556; -118.91167 (Mammoth) 40 Ormat Binary cycle 1984 [59][60][61][62]
North Brawley Imperial County 33°00′52″N 115°32′27″W / 33.01444°N 115.54083°W / 33.01444; -115.54083 (North Brawley) 64 Ormat Binary cycle 2010 [63][64]
Ormesa Imperial County 32°46′59″N 115°15′15″W / 32.78306°N 115.25417°W / 32.78306; -115.25417 (Ormesa) 101.6 Ormat Binary cycle 1987 [65][66][67][68]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Conventional[edit]

Oroville Dam, the second largest hydroelectric dam in California by nameplate capacity.

Conventional hydroelectric power stations include traditional reservoir and run-of-the-river hydroelectric power stations. The list below includes all conventional hydroelectric power station in the state with a nameplate capacity of at least 50 megawatts.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Year Ref
Balch Powerhouse Fresno County 36°54′32″N 119°05′16″W / 36.90889°N 119.08778°W / 36.90889; -119.08778 (Balch Powerhouse) 128.2 PG&E 1927 [69][70]
Belden Powerhouse Plumas County 40°00′27″N 121°14′58″W / 40.00750°N 121.24944°W / 40.00750; -121.24944 (Belden Powerhouse) 118 PG&E 1969 [71]
Big Creek No. 1 Fresno County 37°12′15″N 119°14′23″W / 37.20417°N 119.23972°W / 37.20417; -119.23972 (Big Creek No. 1) 88.4 SCE 1913 [72]
Big Creek No. 2 Fresno County 37°11′57″N 119°18′20″W / 37.19917°N 119.30556°W / 37.19917; -119.30556 (Big Creek No. 2) 66.6 SCE 1913 [73]
Big Creek No. 2A Fresno County 37°11′56″N 119°18′22″W / 37.19889°N 119.30611°W / 37.19889; -119.30611 (Big Creek No. 2A) 110 SCE 1928 [74]
Big Creek No. 3 Fresno County 37°08′55″N 119°23′12″W / 37.14861°N 119.38667°W / 37.14861; -119.38667 (Big Creek No. 3) 174.5 SCE 1923 [75]
Big Creek No. 4 Fresno County 37°08′21″N 119°29′23″W / 37.13917°N 119.48972°W / 37.13917; -119.48972 (Big Creek No. 4) 100 SCE 1951 [76]
Big Creek No. 8 Fresno County 37°12′35″N 119°19′44″W / 37.20972°N 119.32889°W / 37.20972; -119.32889 (Big Creek No. 8) 75 SCE 1921 [77]
Bucks Creek Powerhouse Plumas County 39°54′38″N 121°19′39″W / 39.91056°N 121.32750°W / 39.91056; -121.32750 (Bucks Creek Powerhouse) 66 PG&E 1928 [78][79]
Camino Powerhouse El Dorado County 38°47′44″N 120°37′19″W / 38.79556°N 120.62194°W / 38.79556; -120.62194 (Camino Powerhouse) 157.8 SMUD [80]
Caribou No. 1 Plumas County 40°05′08″N 121°08′53″W / 40.08556°N 121.14806°W / 40.08556; -121.14806 (Caribou No. 1 Powerhouse) 73.8 PG&E 1921 [81]
Caribou No. 2 Plumas County 40°05′10″N 121°08′58″W / 40.08611°N 121.14944°W / 40.08611; -121.14944 (Caribou No. 2 Powerhouse) 118 PG&E 1958 [82]
Cresta Powerhouse Plumas County 39°49′34″N 121°24′34″W / 39.82611°N 121.40944°W / 39.82611; -121.40944 (Cresta Powerhouse) 73.8 [83]
Devil Canyon San Bernardino 34°12′20″N 117°20′05″W / 34.20556°N 117.33472°W / 34.20556; -117.33472 (Devil Canyon) 276.2 CDWR [84]
Dion R Holm Powerhouse Tuolumne County 37°53′48″N 119°58′06″W / 37.89667°N 119.96833°W / 37.89667; -119.96833 (Holm Powerhouse) 156.8 [85]
Donnells Powerhouse Tuolumne County 38°14′47″N 120°02′02″W / 38.24639°N 120.03389°W / 38.24639; -120.03389 (Donnells Powerhouse) 72 [86]
Drum No. 2 Powerhouse Placer County 39°15′26″N 120°46′01″W / 39.25722°N 120.76694°W / 39.25722; -120.76694 (Drum No. 2 Powerhouse) 53 [87]
Electra Powerhouse Amador County 38°19′52″N 120°40′12″W / 38.33111°N 120.67000°W / 38.33111; -120.67000 (Electra Powerhouse) 102.5 PG&E 1900 [88][89]
Folsom Dam Folsom 38°42′28″N 121°09′23″W / 38.70778°N 121.15639°W / 38.70778; -121.15639 (Folsom Dam) 198.6 USBR 1956 [90]
Haas Powerhouse Fresno County 36°55′39″N 119°01′13″W / 36.92750°N 119.02028°W / 36.92750; -119.02028 (Haas Powerhouse) 135 [91]
James B Black Powerhouse Shasta County 40°59′32″N 121°58′31″W / 40.99222°N 121.97528°W / 40.99222; -121.97528 (James B Black Powerhouse) 168.6 [92]
Jaybird Powerhouse El Dorado County 38°50′03″N 120°31′54″W / 38.83417°N 120.53167°W / 38.83417; -120.53167 (Jaybird Powerhouse) 161.6 SMUD 1961 [93]
Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse Shasta County 40°38′49″N 122°37′37″W / 40.64694°N 122.62694°W / 40.64694; -122.62694 (Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse) 154.4 USBR 1963 [94]
Kerckhoff Powerhouse No. 2 Fresno County 37°04′17″N 119°33′32″W / 37.07139°N 119.55889°W / 37.07139; -119.55889 (Kerckhoff Powerhouse No. 2) 139.5 [95]
Keswick Dam Keswick 40°36′43″N 122°26′45″W / 40.61194°N 122.44583°W / 40.61194; -122.44583 (Keswick Dam) 117 USBR 1950 [96]
Loon Lake Powerhouse El Dorado County 38°59′05″N 120°19′40″W / 38.98472°N 120.32778°W / 38.98472; -120.32778 (Loon Lake Powerhouse) 74 SMUD 1971 [97]
Mammoth Pool Powerhouse Madera County 37°13′13″N 119°20′16″W / 37.22028°N 119.33778°W / 37.22028; -119.33778 (Mammoth Pool Powerhouse) 190 SCE 1959 [98]
Middle Fork Powerhouse Placer County 39°01′29″N 120°35′47″W / 39.02472°N 120.59639°W / 39.02472; -120.59639 (Middle Fork Powerhouse) 122.4 [99]
Moccasin Powerhouse Moccasin 37°48′33″N 120°17′58″W / 37.80917°N 120.29944°W / 37.80917; -120.29944 (Moccasin Powerhouse) 100 SFPUC 1930 [100]
New Bullards Bar Dam Yuba County 39°23′36″N 121°08′35″W / 39.39333°N 121.14306°W / 39.39333; -121.14306 (New Bullards Bar Dam (Colgate)) 315 YCWA 1969 [101]
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) 170.8 MID, TID 1971 [102]
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 MeID 1967 [103]
New Melones Dam Calaveras County 37°56′57″N 120°31′27″W / 37.94917°N 120.52417°W / 37.94917; -120.52417 (New Melones Dam) 300 USBR 1979 [104][105]
Oroville Dam Oroville 39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556 (Oroville Dam (Edward C Hyatt)) 644 CDWR 1968 [106]
Parker Dam Parker Dam 34°17′47″N 114°08′21″W / 34.29639°N 114.13917°W / 34.29639; -114.13917 (Parker Dam) 120 USBR 1938 [107]
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 USACE 1954 [108]
Pit No. 1 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°59′27″N 121°29′53″W / 40.99083°N 121.49806°W / 40.99083; -121.49806 (Pit No. 1 Powerhouse) 69.2 [109]
Pit No. 3 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°59′51″N 121°44′52″W / 40.99750°N 121.74778°W / 40.99750; -121.74778 (Pit No. 3 Powerhouse) 80 [110]
Pit No. 4 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°59′11″N 121°50′57″W / 40.98639°N 121.84917°W / 40.98639; -121.84917 (Pit No. 4 Powerhouse) 103.4 [111]
Pit No. 5 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°59′11″N 121°58′39″W / 40.98639°N 121.97750°W / 40.98639; -121.97750 (Pit No. 5 Powerhouse) 141.6 [112]
Pit No. 6 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°55′21″N 121°59′34″W / 40.92250°N 121.99278°W / 40.92250; -121.99278 (Pit No. 6 Powerhouse) 79.2 [113]
Pit No. 7 Powerhouse Shasta County 40°50′51″N 121°59′26″W / 40.84750°N 121.99056°W / 40.84750; -121.99056 (Pit No. 7 Powerhouse) 109.8 [114]
Poe Powerhouse Plumas County 39°43′22″N 121°28′11″W / 39.72278°N 121.46972°W / 39.72278; -121.46972 (Poe Powerhouse) 142.8 [115]
R.C. Kirkwood Powerhouse Tuolumne County 37°52′39″N 119°57′12″W / 37.87750°N 119.95333°W / 37.87750; -119.95333 (O'Shaughnessy Dam) 155.5 [116]
Ralston Powerhouse Placer County 39°00′04″N 120°43′30″W / 39.00111°N 120.72500°W / 39.00111; -120.72500 (Ralston Powerhouse) 79.2 [117]
Rock Creek Powerhouse Plumas County 39°54′18″N 121°20′43″W / 39.90500°N 121.34528°W / 39.90500; -121.34528 (Rock Creek Powerhouse) 126 [118]
San Francisquito No. 1 Los Angeles County 34°35′24″N 118°27′17″W / 34.59000°N 118.45472°W / 34.59000; -118.45472 (San Francisquito No. 1) 65.5 LADWP 1917 [119]
Shasta Dam Shasta Lake 40°43′07″N 122°25′08″W / 40.71861°N 122.41889°W / 40.71861; -122.41889 (Shasta Dam) 714 USBR 1945 [120][121]
Spring Creek Power Plant Keswick 40°37′42″N 122°28′04″W / 40.62833°N 122.46778°W / 40.62833; -122.46778 (Spring Creek Power Plant) 180 USBR 1964 [122]
Tiger Creek Powerhouse Amador County 38°26′57″N 120°29′34″W / 38.44917°N 120.49278°W / 38.44917; -120.49278 (Tiger Creek Powerhouse) 52.2 PG&E 1931 [123][124]
Trinity Dam Trinity County 40°47′58″N 122°45′46″W / 40.79944°N 122.76278°W / 40.79944; -122.76278 (Trinity Dam) 140 USBR 1962 [125]
White Rock Powerhouse El Dorado County 38°45′54″N 120°47′14″W / 38.76500°N 120.78722°W / 38.76500; -120.78722 (White Rock Powerhouse) 266.5 SMUD [126]
William E. Warne Los Angeles County 34°41′06″N 118°47′17″W / 34.68500°N 118.78806°W / 34.68500; -118.78806 (William E. Warne Power Plant) 74 CDWR [127]

Pumped-storage[edit]

Castaic Power Plant, the largest pumped-storage power station in California.

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity is important means of large-scale grid energy storage that helps improve the daily capacity factor of California's electricity generation system. This is a list of all operational pumped-storage power stations in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Year Ref
Castaic Los Angeles County 34°35′15″N 118°39′24″W / 34.58750°N 118.65667°W / 34.58750; -118.65667 (Castaic Power Plant) 1,500 CDWR, LADWP 1973 [128]
Helms Fresno County 37°02′21″N 118°57′49″W / 37.03917°N 118.96361°W / 37.03917; -118.96361 (Helms Power Plant) 1,212 PG&E 1984 [129]
J.S. Eastwood Fresno County 37°08′52″N 119°15′24″W / 37.14778°N 119.25667°W / 37.14778; -119.25667 (J.S. Eastwood Pumped Storage Plant) 200 SCE 1987 [130][131]
Lake Hodges San Diego County 33°03′29″N 117°07′08″W / 33.05806°N 117.11889°W / 33.05806; -117.11889 (Lake Hodges Pumped Storage Project) 42 SDCWA 2012 [132]
O'Neill Merced County 37°05′55″N 121°02′52″W / 37.09861°N 121.04778°W / 37.09861; -121.04778 (O'Neill Dam) 25 USBR 1967 [133]
Thermalito Thermalito 39°30′55″N 121°37′45″W / 39.51528°N 121.62917°W / 39.51528; -121.62917 (Thermalito Pumped Storage) 120 CDWR 1968 [134]
William R. Gianelli Merced County 37°04′07″N 121°04′48″W / 37.06861°N 121.08000°W / 37.06861; -121.08000 (William R. Gianelli Power Plant) 424 CDWR, USBR 1968 [135]

Natural gas[edit]

Alamitos Energy Center, the largest natural gas-fired power station in California.

This is a list of operational natural gas-fired power stations in California with a nameplate capacity of at least 100 megawatts.

Name Location Coords. Capacity
(MW)
Owner Year Ref
AES Redondo Beach Redondo 33°50′59″N 118°23′43″W / 33.84972°N 118.39528°W / 33.84972; -118.39528 (AES Redondo Beach) 1,310 AES Corporation 1954 [note 1] [137]
Alamitos Energy Center Long Beach 33°46′09″N 118°06′07″W / 33.76917°N 118.10194°W / 33.76917; -118.10194 (Alamitos Energy Center) 1,760 AES Corporation 1950s [138][139]
Almond Power Plant Ceres 37°34′28″N 120°59′07″W / 37.57444°N 120.98528°W / 37.57444; -120.98528 (Almond Power Plant) 233.5 TID 1995 [140][141]
Blythe Energy Center Blythe 33°36′44″N 114°40′51″W / 33.61222°N 114.68083°W / 33.61222; -114.68083 (Blythe Energy Center) 591 AltaGas [note 2] [143][142]
Canyon Power Project Anaheim 33°51′31″N 117°51′43″W / 33.85861°N 117.86194°W / 33.85861; -117.86194 (Canyon Power Project) 200 SCPPA 2011 [144][145]
Carlsbad Energy Center Carlsbad 33°08′24″N 117°20′0″W / 33.14000°N 117.33333°W / 33.14000; -117.33333 (Carlsbad Energy Center) 530 NRG Energy 2019 [146]
Carson Ice-Gen Project Sacramento County 38°26′44″N 121°27′45″W / 38.44556°N 121.46250°W / 38.44556; -121.46250 (Carson Ice-Gen Project) 125.5 Carson Energy 1995 [147][148]
Colusa Generating Station Maxwell 39°21′55″N 122°16′7″W / 39.36528°N 122.26861°W / 39.36528; -122.26861 (Colusa Generating Station) 712.4 PG&E 2010 [149][150]
Cosumnes Power Plant Herald 38°20′18″N 121°7′26″W / 38.33833°N 121.12389°W / 38.33833; -121.12389 (Cosumnes Power Plant) 556 SMUD 2006 [151][152]
Crockett Cogeneration Project Crockett 38°03′26″N 122°12′55″W / 38.05722°N 122.21528°W / 38.05722; -122.21528 (Crockett Cogen Project) 247.4 C&H Sugar 1996 [153][154]
Delta Energy Center Pittsburg 38°1′2″N 121°50′44″W / 38.01722°N 121.84556°W / 38.01722; -121.84556 (Delta Energy Center) 857 Calpine 2002 [155][156]
Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant Santa Clara 37°22′37″N 121°57′4″W / 37.37694°N 121.95111°W / 37.37694; -121.95111 (Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant) 154 SVP 2005 [157]
E.F. Oxnard Energy Facility Oxnard 34°11′44″N 119°10′02″W / 34.19556°N 119.16722°W / 34.19556; -119.16722 (E.F. Oxnard Energy Facility) 117.2 Atlantic Power [note 3] [159][160][158]
El Centro Generating Station El Centro 32°48′08″N 115°32′23″W / 32.80222°N 115.53972°W / 32.80222; -115.53972 (El Centro Hybrid) 388.3 [note 4] IID 1957 [161][162][163]
El Segundo Cogen El Segundo 33°54′20″N 118°24′13″W / 33.90556°N 118.40361°W / 33.90556; -118.40361 (El Segundo Cogeneration) 180 Chevron 1987 [164][165]
El Segundo Energy Center El Segundo 33°54′36″N 118°25′29″W / 33.91000°N 118.42472°W / 33.91000; -118.42472 (El Segundo Energy Center) 537.4 NRG Energy, Clearway Energy 1964 [166][167]
Elk Hills Power Kern County 35°16′48″N 119°28′14″W / 35.28000°N 119.47056°W / 35.28000; -119.47056 (Elk Hills Power) 623 Sempra, Occidental Petroleum 2003 [168][169][170]
Foster Wheeler Martinez Power Plant Martinez 38°01′16″N 122°04′04″W / 38.02111°N 122.06778°W / 38.02111; -122.06778 (Foster Wheeler Martinez) 113.5 [171]
Gateway Generating Station Antioch 38°1′1″N 121°45′32″W / 38.01694°N 121.75889°W / 38.01694; -121.75889 (Gateway Generating Station) 619.7 PG&E 2009 [172][173]
Gilroy Cogeneration Plant Gilroy 37°00′01″N 121°32′13″W / 37.00028°N 121.53694°W / 37.00028; -121.53694 (Gilroy Cogeneration Plant) 130 Calpine 1988 [174][175]
Gilroy Energy Center Gilroy 36°59′57″N 121°32′11″W / 36.99917°N 121.53639°W / 36.99917; -121.53639 (Gilroy Energy Center) 141 Calpine 2002 [176][177]
Glenarm Power Plant Pasadena 34°07′35″N 118°08′54″W / 34.12639°N 118.14833°W / 34.12639; -118.14833 (Glenarm) 265.6 PWP 1907 [178]
Grayson Power Plant Glendale 34°09′19″N 118°16′42″W / 34.15528°N 118.27833°W / 34.15528; -118.27833 (Grayson) 301 GWP 1941 [179][180]
Harbor Wilmington 33°46′10″N 118°15′55″W / 33.76944°N 118.26528°W / 33.76944; -118.26528 (Harbor Steam Plant) 548 LADWP 1949 [note 5] [182][183]
Haynes Long Beach 33°45′56″N 118°05′44″W / 33.76556°N 118.09556°W / 33.76556; -118.09556 (Haynes Generating Station) 575 LADWP 1957 [note 6] [184][185]
High Desert Power Project Adelanto 34°35′42″N 117°21′52″W / 34.59500°N 117.36444°W / 34.59500; -117.36444 (High Desert Power Project) 852 NAES 2003 [186][187][188]
Humboldt Bay Generating Station Humboldt Bay 40°44′27″N 124°12′30″W / 40.74083°N 124.20833°W / 40.74083; -124.20833 (Humboldt Bay Generating Station) 167 PG&E 2010 [189][190]
Huntington Beach Energy Project Huntington Beach 33°38′42″N 117°58′35″W / 33.64500°N 117.97639°W / 33.64500; -117.97639 (Huntington Beach Energy Project) 869 AES Corporation 1958 [191]
Indigo Energy Facility Desert Hot Springs 33°54′40″N 116°33′11″W / 33.91111°N 116.55306°W / 33.91111; -116.55306 (Indigo Energy Facility) 149.7 Wildflower Energy 2001 [192][193]
Kern River Cogeneration Bakersfield 35°26′23″N 118°59′22″W / 35.43972°N 118.98944°W / 35.43972; -118.98944 (Kern River Cogeneration) 300 Fluor, Texaco 1987 [194][195]
King City Cogeneration Plant King City 36°13′30″N 121°07′34″W / 36.22500°N 121.12611°W / 36.22500; -121.12611 (King City Cogeneration Plant) 120 Calpine 1989 [196][197]
La Paloma McKittrick 35°17′47″N 119°35′34″W / 35.29639°N 119.59278°W / 35.29639; -119.59278 (La Paloma Generating Plant) 1,200 NAES 2003 [198][199][200]
Lodi Energy Center Lodi 38°05′17″N 121°23′14″W / 38.08806°N 121.38722°W / 38.08806; -121.38722 (Lodi Energy Center) 339 NCPA 2012 [201][202][203]
Los Esteros Critical Energy Center San Jose 37°25′30″N 121°55′56″W / 37.42500°N 121.93222°W / 37.42500; -121.93222 (Los Esteros Critical Energy Center) 306 Calpine 2003 [204][205]
Los Medanos Energy Center Pittsburg 38°1′48″N 121°52′23″W / 38.03000°N 121.87306°W / 38.03000; -121.87306 (Los Medanos Energy Center) 678.3 Calpine 2001 [206][207][155]
Magnolia Power Project Burbank 34°10′40″N 118°18′53″W / 34.17778°N 118.31472°W / 34.17778; -118.31472 (Magnolia Power Project) 448 SCPPA 1941 [208][209][210][211]
Malaga Power Plant Malaga 36°41′24″N 119°44′26″W / 36.69000°N 119.74056°W / 36.69000; -119.74056 (Malaga Power) 121 KRCD 2005 [212][213]
Malburg Generating Station Vernon 33°59′55″N 118°13′16″W / 33.99861°N 118.22111°W / 33.99861; -118.22111 (Malburg Generating Station) 141.8 City of Vernon 2005 [214][215][216]
Mariposa Energy Project Alameda 37°47′21″N 121°36′06″W / 37.78917°N 121.60167°W / 37.78917; -121.60167 (Mariposa Energy Project) 199.6 Mariposa Energy 2011 [217][218]
Marsh Landing Antioch 38°1′0″N 121°45′54″W / 38.01667°N 121.76500°W / 38.01667; -121.76500 (Marsh Landing Generating Station) 828 NRG Energy 2013 [219][220][221]
Martinez Refining Co. Power Plant Martinez 38°01′01″N 122°06′47″W / 38.01694°N 122.11306°W / 38.01694; -122.11306 (Martinez Refining) 100 [222]
McClure Power Plant Modesto 37°37′45″N 120°55′53″W / 37.62917°N 120.93139°W / 37.62917; -120.93139 (McClure) 142.4 [223]
Metcalf Energy Center Coyote 37°13′12″N 121°44′41″W / 37.22000°N 121.74472°W / 37.22000; -121.74472 (Metcalf Energy Center) 635 Calpine 2005 [224][225][226]
Midway Sunset Kern County 35°13′38″N 119°37′47″W / 35.22722°N 119.62972°W / 35.22722; -119.62972 (Midway Sunset Cogen) 234 Sunoco LP, SCE 1989 [227][228]
Miramar Energy Facility San Diego 32°52′34″N 117°09′56″W / 32.87611°N 117.16556°W / 32.87611; -117.16556 (Miramar Energy Facility) 106 [229]
Moss Landing Power Plant Moss Landing 36°48′18″N 121°46′55″W / 36.80500°N 121.78194°W / 36.80500; -121.78194 (Moss Landing Power Plant) 1,060 Vistra Energy 1950 [230]
Mountainview Generating Station Redlands 34°4′51″N 117°14′34″W / 34.08083°N 117.24278°W / 34.08083; -117.24278 (Mountainview Generating Station) 1,036 SCE 1956 [231][232][233]
Niland Peaker Niland 33°14′35″N 115°29′58″W / 33.24306°N 115.49944°W / 33.24306; -115.49944 (Niland Gas Turbine Plant) 121 IID 2008 [234][235]
Orange Grove Energy Center Pala 33°21′33″N 117°06′41″W / 33.35917°N 117.11139°W / 33.35917; -117.11139 (Orange Grove Peaking Facility) 118 NAES, J-POWER USA 2010 [236][237]
Ormond Beach Oxnard 34°7′45″N 119°10′8″W / 34.12917°N 119.16889°W / 34.12917; -119.16889 (Ormond Beach) 1,516 NRG Energy 1971 [note 7] [239]
Otay Mesa Energy Center Otay Mesa 32°34′25″N 116°54′48″W / 32.57361°N 116.91333°W / 32.57361; -116.91333 (Otay Mesa Energy Center) 688.5 Calpine 2009 [240][241][242]
Palomar Energy Center Escondido 34°7′10″N 117°7′3″W / 34.11944°N 117.11750°W / 34.11944; -117.11750 (Palomar Energy Center) 559 SDG&E 2006 [243][244]
Panoche Energy Center Firebaugh 36°39′09″N 120°34′55″W / 36.65250°N 120.58194°W / 36.65250; -120.58194 (Panoche Energy Center) 682.2 NAES 2009 [245][246][247][248][249]
Pastoria Energy Facility Kern County 34°57′22″N 118°50′38″W / 34.95611°N 118.84389°W / 34.95611; -118.84389 (Pastoria Energy Facility) 779 Calpine 2005 [250][251]
Pio Pico Energy Center Otay Mesa 32°34′26″N 116°55′05″W / 32.57389°N 116.91806°W / 32.57389; -116.91806 (Pio Pico Energy Center) 395.4 NAES, SWG 2016 [252][253]
Redding Power Redding 40°30′33″N 122°25′27″W / 40.50917°N 122.42417°W / 40.50917; -122.42417 (Redding Power) 183 MLP Power 1995 [254][255]
Richmond Cogen Richmond 37°56′25″N 122°23′23″W / 37.94028°N 122.38972°W / 37.94028; -122.38972 (Richmond Cogen) 155.6 Chevron 1992 [256][257]
Ripon Cogen Ripon 37°43′53″N 121°06′58″W / 37.73139°N 121.11611°W / 37.73139; -121.11611 (Ripon Cogen) 170.5 MID 2006 [258][259][260]
Riverside Energy Resource Center Riverside 33°57′48″N 117°27′11″W / 33.96333°N 117.45306°W / 33.96333; -117.45306 (Riverside Energy Resource Center) 196 [261]
Roseville Energy Park Roseville 38°47′33″N 121°22′56″W / 38.79250°N 121.38222°W / 38.79250; -121.38222 (Roseville Energy Park) 164 Roseville Energy 2007 [262][263]
Russell City Energy Center Hayward 37°38′7″N 122°8′4″W / 37.63528°N 122.13444°W / 37.63528; -122.13444 (Russell City Energy Center) 655 Calpine, GE Power 2013 [264][265][266]
SCA Cogen 2 Sacramento 38°31′51″N 121°24′01″W / 38.53083°N 121.40028°W / 38.53083; -121.40028 (SCA Cogen 2) 193.4 [267]
SCA Cogen 3 Sacramento 38°30′40″N 121°28′26″W / 38.51111°N 121.47389°W / 38.51111; -121.47389 (SCA Cogen 3) 174 [268]
Scattergood Playa del Rey 33°55′07″N 118°25′40″W / 33.91861°N 118.42778°W / 33.91861; -118.42778 (Scattergood) 876 LADWP 1959 [note 8] [269][183]
Sentinel Energy Center Desert Hot Springs 33°56′11″N 116°34′22″W / 33.93639°N 116.57278°W / 33.93639; -116.57278 (Sentinel Energy Center) 800 Gemma Power 2013 [270][271]
Sunrise Power Plant Fellows 35°12′38″N 119°35′04″W / 35.21056°N 119.58444°W / 35.21056; -119.58444 (Sunrise Power Plant) 605.4 Chevron, SCE 2001 [272][273][274]
Sutter Energy Center Sutter County 39°03′10″N 121°41′47″W / 39.05278°N 121.69639°W / 39.05278; -121.69639 (Sutter Energy Center) 636 Calpine 2001 [275][276]
Sycamore Cogeneration Bakersfield 35°20′40″N 118°43′44″W / 35.3444°N 118.7289°W / 35.3444; -118.7289 (Sycamore Cogeneration) 300 Chevron 1987 [277][278]
Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant Tracy 37°42′40″N 121°29′30″W / 37.71111°N 121.49167°W / 37.71111; -121.49167 (Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant) 336 GWF Energy 2012 [279]
Valley Los Angeles 34°14′39″N 118°23′33″W / 34.24417°N 118.39250°W / 34.24417; -118.39250 (Valley Generating Station) 690.5 LADWP 1957 [280][183]
Walnut Energy Center Turlock 37°29′15″N 120°53′45″W / 37.48750°N 120.89583°W / 37.48750; -120.89583 (Walnut Energy Center) 300.6 TID 1987 [281][282]
Walnut Creek Energy Park Industry 34°00′30″N 117°56′41″W / 34.00833°N 117.94472°W / 34.00833; -117.94472 (Walnut Creek Energy Park) 500 EME 2013 [283][284]
Watson Cogeneration Project Carson 33°49′00″N 118°14′42″W / 33.81667°N 118.24500°W / 33.81667; -118.24500 (Watson Cogeneration) 405 BP 1988 [285][286]
Woodland Generation Station Modesto 37°39′10″N 121°01′13″W / 37.65278°N 121.02028°W / 37.65278; -121.02028 (Woodland) 199 MID 2003 [287][288]
  1. ^ To be decommissioned on December 31, 2020.[136]
  2. ^ To be decommissioned by July 2020.[142]
  3. ^ To be decommissioned by May 2020.[158]
  4. ^ Includes 30 MW of battery storage.
  5. ^ To be decommissioned by the end of 2029.[181]
  6. ^ To be decommissioned by the end of 2029.[181]
  7. ^ To be decommissioned by the end of 2021.[238]
  8. ^ To be decommissioned by the end of 2029.[181]

Nuclear[edit]

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant has been the only nuclear power station in California since the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in 2013. Due to the changing dynamics of electricity generation in California, Diablo Canyon will be decommissioned in 2025.[289][290]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Type Year Ref
Diablo Canyon San Luis Obispo County 35°12′39″N 120°51′22″W / 35.21083°N 120.85611°W / 35.21083; -120.85611 (Diablo Canyon Nuclear) 2,256 PG&E PWR 1985 [1]

Petroleum[edit]

This is a list of operational petroleum-fired power stations in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Fuel Year Ref
Oakland Power Plant Oakland 37°47′48″N 122°16′55″W / 37.7968°N 122.2819°W / 37.7968; -122.2819 (Dynergy Oakland Power Plant) 165 Vistra Energy Jet fuel 1980s [291][292][293]
Pebbly Beach Generating Station Avalon 33°19′59″N 118°18′37″W / 33.33306°N 118.31028°W / 33.33306; -118.31028 (Pebbly Beach) 12.7 SCE Diesel [294]

Solar[edit]

Photovoltaic[edit]

List of very large (>100MW) solar photovoltaic power stations in California as of January 1, 2019.
To update and expand this list, search the Energy Information Administration's plant-level data set by visiting the Electricity Data Browser.
Alternatively, view the Solar Industry Association's Major Solar Projects List which is less frequently updated.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MWAC)
Owner Year Ref
Antelope Expansion 2 Los Angeles County 34°44′45″N 118°18′35″W / 34.74583°N 118.30972°W / 34.74583; -118.30972 (Antelope Expansion 2) 105 2019 [295][296]
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch Los Angeles County 34°46′N 118°25′W / 34.767°N 118.417°W / 34.767; -118.417 (Antelope Valley Solar Ranch) 230 Exelon 2014
Astoria Solar Project Kern County 34°50′39″N 118°27′31″W / 34.84417°N 118.45861°W / 34.84417; -118.45861 (Astoria) 175 2016 [297]
Beacon Solar Project Kern County 35°15′25″N 118°00′47″W / 35.25694°N 118.01306°W / 35.25694; -118.01306 (Beacon Solar) 250 LADWP 2017
Blythe Solar Power Project Riverside County 33°39′0″N 114°43′12″W / 33.65000°N 114.72000°W / 33.65000; -114.72000 (Blythe Solar Energy Center) 235 NextEra Energy 2016
California Flats Solar Project Carrizo Plain 35°53′N 120°24′W / 35.883°N 120.400°W / 35.883; -120.400 (California Flats Solar Project) 280 Capital Dynamics 2019
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 NRG Energy 2013
Campo Verde Solar Project Imperial County 32°45′N 115°43′W / 32.750°N 115.717°W / 32.750; -115.717 (Campo Verde) 139 Southern Company, Turner Renewable Energy 2013 [298]
Catalina Solar Project Kern County 34°55′51″N 118°20′06″W / 34.93083°N 118.33500°W / 34.93083; -118.33500 (Catalina) 143.2 enXco 2012 [299]
Centinela Solar Energy Project Imperial County 32°40′55″N 115°39′38″W / 32.68194°N 115.66056°W / 32.68194; -115.66056 (Centinela) 170 2013
Desert Stateline Solar Facility San Bernardino County 35°35′08″N 115°26′09″W / 35.58556°N 115.43583°W / 35.58556; -115.43583 (Desert Stateline Solar Facility) 250 Southern Company, First Solar 2016
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Mojave Desert 33°49′33″N 115°24′08″W / 33.82583°N 115.40222°W / 33.82583; -115.40222 (Desert Sunlight Solar Farm) 550 NextEra Energy, GE Power, Sumitomo Group 2015
Garland Solar Facility Kern County 34°49′31″N 118°31′30″W / 34.82528°N 118.52500°W / 34.82528; -118.52500 (Garland) 200 2016 [300]
Great Valley Solar Farm Fresno County 36°34′52″N 120°22′46″W / 36.58111°N 120.37944°W / 36.58111; -120.37944 (Great Valley) 200 2018 [301]
Henrietta Solar Project Kings County 36°13′08″N 119°48′21″W / 36.21889°N 119.80583°W / 36.21889; -119.80583 (Henrietta) 105 2016 [302]
Imperial Solar Energy Center South Imperial County 32°39′36″N 115°39′36″W / 32.66000°N 115.66000°W / 32.66000; -115.66000 (Imperial Solar South) 130 Tenaska 2013
Imperial Solar Energy Center West Imperial County 32°46′30″N 115°47′06″W / 32.77500°N 115.78500°W / 32.77500; -115.78500 (Imperial Solar South) 150 Tenaska 2016
McCoy Solar Energy Project Mojave Desert 33°43′00″N 114°45′00″W / 33.71667°N 114.75000°W / 33.71667; -114.75000 (McCoy Solar Energy Project) 250 NextEra Energy 2016
Mount Signal Solar Imperial County 32°40′24″N 115°38′23″W / 32.67333°N 115.63972°W / 32.67333; -115.63972 (Mount Signal Solar) 460 TerraForm Power, Capital Dynamics 2014
Mustang Solar Project Kings County 36°13′18″N 119°54′11″W / 36.22167°N 119.90306°W / 36.22167; -119.90306 (Mustang) 100 2016 [303]
North Rosamond Solar Project Los Angeles County 34°51′43″N 118°22′50″W / 34.86194°N 118.38056°W / 34.86194; -118.38056 (North Rosamond Solar Project) 150 2019 [304]
Panoche Valley Solar Farm San Benito County 36°37′12″N 120°52′12″W / 36.62000°N 120.87000°W / 36.62000; -120.87000 (Panoche Valley Solar Farm) 130 Panoche Valley Solar 2018
Quinto Solar Project Merced County 37°07′49″N 121°03′08″W / 37.13028°N 121.05222°W / 37.13028; -121.05222 (Quinto) 110 2015 [305]
San Pablo Raceway Solar Project Los Angeles County 34°43′26″N 118°16′47″W / 34.72389°N 118.27972°W / 34.72389; -118.27972 (San Pablo Raceway Solar Project) 100 2019 [306]
Solar Gen 2 Facility Imperial County 33°04′48″N 115°28′12″W / 33.08000°N 115.47000°W / 33.08000; -115.47000 (Solar Gen 2) 150 2014 [307]
Solar Star Kern County 34°49′50″N 118°23′53″W / 34.83056°N 118.39806°W / 34.83056; -118.39806 (Solar Star) 579 BHE Renewables 2015
Springbok Solar Farm Kern County 35°15′N 117°58′W / 35.25°N 117.96°W / 35.25; -117.96 (Springbok Solar Farm) 260 8minutenergy 2016
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 Berkshire Hathaway Energy 2014
Tranquility Solar Project Fresno County 36°37′2″N 120°23′16″W / 36.61722°N 120.38778°W / 36.61722; -120.38778 (RE Tranquillity) 200 2016 [308]
Valentine Solar Project Kern County 35°29′30″N 118°51′37″W / 35.49167°N 118.86028°W / 35.49167; -118.86028 (Valentine Solar) 111.2 2019 [309]
Willow Springs Solar Project Los Angeles County 34°49′35″N 118°20′07″W / 34.82639°N 118.33528°W / 34.82639; -118.33528 (Willow Springs Solar Project) 100 2019 [310]
Wright Solar Project Merced County 37°00′45″N 120°57′47″W / 37.01250°N 120.96306°W / 37.01250; -120.96306 (Wright Solar Project) 200 2020 [311]

Thermal[edit]

Solar Energy Generating Systems, the first solar thermal power station in California.

This is a list of all operational solar thermal power stations in California.

Station Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Owner Type Year Ref
Genesis Solar Energy Project Riverside County 33°39′54″N 114°59′41″W / 33.66500°N 114.99472°W / 33.66500; -114.99472 (Genesis Solar Energy Project) 250 NextEra Energy Parabolic trough 2014
Ivanpah Solar Power Facility San Bernardino County 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.57°N 115.47°W / 35.57; -115.47 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) 392 BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy, Google Solar power tower 2014
Mojave Solar Project San Bernardino County 35°00′40″N 117°19′30″W / 35.01111°N 117.32500°W / 35.01111; -117.32500 (Mojave Solar Project) 280 Abengoa Solar Parabolic trough 2014
Solar Energy Generating Systems San Bernardino County 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) 354 [note 1] NextEra Energy Parabolic trough 1984
  1. ^ Includes 44 MW of PV

Wind[edit]

This is a list of all operational wind farms in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year Ref
Alta Wind Energy Center Kern County 35°1′16″N 118°19′14″W / 35.02111°N 118.32056°W / 35.02111; -118.32056 (Alta Wind Energy Center) 1,548 2011 [312]
Altamont Pass Wind Farm [note 1] Altamont 37°42′45″N 121°33′54″W / 37.71250°N 121.56500°W / 37.71250; -121.56500 (Altamont Pass Wind Farm) 266 1981 [312]
Dinosaur Point Wind Farm Merced County 37°02′50″N 121°11′42″W / 37.04722°N 121.19500°W / 37.04722; -121.19500 (Dinosaur Point Wind Farm) 17.4 1998 [313][314]
Hatchet Ridge Wind Project Shasta County 40°53′25″N 121°47′49″W / 40.89028°N 121.79694°W / 40.89028; -121.79694 (Hatchet Ridge Wind Project) 101.2 2010 [315][316]
High Winds Wind Energy Center Solano County 38°08′25″N 121°48′25″W / 38.14028°N 121.80694°W / 38.14028; -121.80694 (High Winds Wind Energy Center) 162 2003 [317][318]
Kumeyaay Wind Farm Campo Kumeyaay Nation 32°42′20″N 116°20′32″W / 32.70556°N 116.34222°W / 32.70556; -116.34222 (Kumeyaay Wind Farm) 50 2005 [319][320]
Manzana Wind Farm Kern County 34°55′11″N 118°26′55″W / 34.91972°N 118.44861°W / 34.91972; -118.44861 (Manzana Wind Farm) 340.7 2013 [321][322][323]
Montezuma Wind Energy Center Solano County 38°09′23″N 121°47′35″W / 38.15639°N 121.79306°W / 38.15639; -121.79306 (Montezuma Wind Energy Center) 115 2010 [324][325][326]
Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Ocotillo 32°44′40″N 116°02′34″W / 32.74444°N 116.04278°W / 32.74444; -116.04278 (Ocotillo Wind Farm) 265.4 2012 [327][328]
Pine Tree Wind Power Project Kern County 35°14′49″N 118°10′35″W / 35.24694°N 118.17639°W / 35.24694; -118.17639 (Pine Tree Wind Power Project) 135 2009 [329][330]
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm [note 2] Whitewater 33°56′05″N 116°34′40″W / 33.93472°N 116.57778°W / 33.93472; -116.57778 (San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm) 675.7 1982 [331][312]
Shiloh Wind Power Plant Birds Landing 38°07′33″N 121°50′03″W / 38.12583°N 121.83417°W / 38.12583; -121.83417 (Shiloh Wind Project) 520.5 2006 [312]
Sky River Wind Farm Kern County 35°20′42″N 118°11′09″W / 35.34500°N 118.18583°W / 35.34500; -118.18583 (Sky River Wind Farm) 239 1991 [332][333][334]
Solano Wind Farm Solano County 38°06′50″N 121°45′50″W / 38.11389°N 121.76389°W / 38.11389; -121.76389 (Solano Wind) 228.2 1994 [335][336]
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm [note 3] Kern County 35°04′05″N 118°15′45″W / 35.06806°N 118.26250°W / 35.06806; -118.26250 (Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm) 1,244 1986 [312]
Tule Wind Energy Project San Diego County 32°43′17″N 116°15′44″W / 32.72139°N 116.26222°W / 32.72139; -116.26222 (Tule Wind Energy Project) 143 2017 [337][338]
  1. ^ Includes 5 individual wind farms as of February 2020.
  2. ^ Includes 29 individual wind farms as of February 2020.
  3. ^ Includes 37 individual wind farms as of February 2020.

Under construction[edit]

This is a list of power stations under construction in California.

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Type Completion Notes Ref
Big Beau Solar and Storage Project Kern County 34°54′24″N 118°21′11″W / 34.90667°N 118.35306°W / 34.90667; -118.35306 (Big Beau Solar) 128 Solar farm, Battery storage 2021 Includes a 40 MW, 160 MWh of battery storage system. [339][340]
Desert Harvest Solar Project Riverside County 33°44′22″N 115°24′02″W / 33.73944°N 115.40056°W / 33.73944; -115.40056 (Desert Harvest Solar) 150 Solar farm 2020 [341]
Westlands Solar Park Kings County 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933 (Westlands Solar Park (Under construction)) 2,000 Solar farm 2025 Demonstration project completed in June 2016. To be gradually expanded out to 2,000 MW by 2025. [342]

Former facilities[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Type Commissioned Decommissioned Ref
Coolwater Generating Station Daggett 34°51′43″N 116°51′22″W / 34.86194°N 116.85611°W / 34.86194; -116.85611 (Coolwater Generating Station) 636 Natural gas ? January 2015 [343]
Covanta Delano Energy Delano 35°43′N 119°14′W / 35.72°N 119.23°W / 35.72; -119.23 (Covanta Delano Power) 58 Biomass ? December 2015 [16][344]
Covanta Mendota Energy Mendota 36°46′N 120°22′W / 36.76°N 120.37°W / 36.76; -120.37 (Covanta Mendota Power) 25 Biomass ? January 2015 [16]
Covanta Pacific Oroville Oroville 39°29′N 121°34′W / 39.48°N 121.57°W / 39.48; -121.57 (Covanta Pacific Oroville Power) 18 Biomass ? December 2012 [16][345]
Encina Power Station Carlsbad 33°08′11″N 117°20′13″W / 33.13639°N 117.33694°W / 33.13639; -117.33694 (Encina Power Station) 965 Natural gas 1954 December 11, 2018 [346][146]
Humboldt Bay Power Plant - Unit 3 Humboldt Bay 40°44′29″N 124°12′33″W / 40.74139°N 124.20917°W / 40.74139; -124.20917 (Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant) 65 Nuclear (BWR) 1963 1976 [347]
Imperial Valley Resource Recovery Imperial County 32°55′N 115°31′W / 32.91°N 115.51°W / 32.91; -115.51 (Imperial Valley Resource Recovery Power) 18 Biomass January 2009 December 2010 [16][348]
Inland Empire Energy Center Sun City 33°44′20″N 117°10′11″W / 33.73889°N 117.16972°W / 33.73889; -117.16972 (Inland Empire Energy Center) 819 Natural gas 2008 December 2019 [349][350][351]
Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant Bakersfield 35°34′06″N 119°12′06″W / 35.56833°N 119.20167°W / 35.56833; -119.20167 (Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant) 5 Solar thermal (CLFR) January 2009 September 2014 [352]
Mandalay Generating Station Oxnard 34°12′23″N 119°15′2″W / 34.20639°N 119.25056°W / 34.20639; -119.25056 (Mandalay Generating Station) 560 Natural gas ? January 2018 [353][354]
Morro Bay Power Plant Morro Bay 35°22′20″N 120°51′25″W / 35.37222°N 120.85694°W / 35.37222; -120.85694 (Morro Bay Power Plant) 650 Natural gas 1950s 2014 [355]
Pittsburg Generating Station Pittsburg 38°2′21″N 121°53′40″W / 38.03917°N 121.89444°W / 38.03917; -121.89444 (Pittsburg Power Plant) 1,370 Natural gas 1954 December 2016 [356][357][155]
Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station Herald 38°20′43″N 121°07′18″W / 38.34528°N 121.12167°W / 38.34528; -121.12167 (Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station) 917 Nuclear (PWR) 1975 2009 [358]
Rio Bravo Jasmin Power Plant Bakersfield 35°44′29″N 119°3′6″W / 35.74139°N 119.05167°W / 35.74139; -119.05167 (Rio Bravo Jasmin Power Plant) 35 Coal, Petcoke 1989 December 2014 [359][360]
Rio Bravo Poso Power Plant Bakersfield 35°32′46″N 119°4′39″W / 35.54611°N 119.07750°W / 35.54611; -119.07750 (Rio Bravo Poso Power Plant) 35 Coal, Petcoke 1989 2015 [359][360]
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station San Diego County 33°22′8″N 117°33′18″W / 33.36889°N 117.55500°W / 33.36889; -117.55500 (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) 2,254 Nuclear (PWR) January 1, 1968 June 7, 2013 [361]
Sierra SunTower Lancaster 34°46′0.0″N 118°8′0.0″W / 34.766667°N 118.133333°W / 34.766667; -118.133333 (Sierra SunTower) 5 Solar thermal (SPT) January 2010 December 2014 [362][363]
The Solar Project Daggett 34°52′19″N 116°50′03″W / 34.87194°N 116.83417°W / 34.87194; -116.83417 (The Solar Project) 10 Solar thermal (SPT) 1982, 1995 1986, 1999
South Bay Power Plant Chula Vista 32°36′50″N 117°05′47″W / 32.61389°N 117.09639°W / 32.61389; -117.09639 (South Bay Power Plant) 700 Natural gas 1960 2010 [364][365]
Stockton Cogeneration Facility Stockton 37°54′45″N 121°15′43″W / 37.91250°N 121.26194°W / 37.91250; -121.26194 (Stockton Cogeneration Facility) 60 Coal 1988 2012 [366]
Tracy Biomass Tracy 37°43′N 121°29′W / 37.72°N 121.49°W / 37.72; -121.49 (Tracy Biomass Power) 23 Biomass 1990 2015 [16][367]

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