Westbrook Energy Center

Located in Westbrook, Maine, the Westbrook Energy Center uses two combustion turbines routed to two heat recovery steam generators, which provide steam to one steam turbine. This facility produces enough electric power to meet the needs of more than 500,000 homes throughout New England.

The Westbrook Energy Center was among the first of a new generation of power plants to sell competitively priced wholesale electricity into the regionís electric power grid.

The creation of this low-cost electricity will keep the area attractive to new business for years to come. Using highly efficient and environmentally friendly combined-cycle technology, the facility has one of the lowest permitted emissions value in the State of Maine. Also, the Westbrook Energy Center has done much to stimulate the local economy by being the largest taxpayer in the city.

In 2009, Westbrook was named a Star Worksite under the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The VPP Star certification is OSHA's highest level of recognition for outstanding efforts by an employer and its employees to achieve a level of excellence in occupational safety and health at their worksites.

Voluntary Protection Programs

Location:

Westbrook, ME

Commercial Operation Date:

May 2001

Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):

552 megawatts

Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):

552 megawatts

Ownership:

Calpine 100%

Technology:

Natural gas-fired, combined-cycle

Turbines:

GE combustion and steam

NERC Region:

NPCC