America’s Premier Competitive Power Company
... Creating Power for a Sustainable Future


Delaware City Energy Center

Banner Image

The Delaware City Energy Center is located in Delaware City, Delaware, and includes one combustion turbine that has a total output of 23 MW.  The station began operation as a commercial unit in 1968.  

The unit uses low-sulfur diesel and is black-start capable, meaning that in an emergency if the whole grid system goes down (causing a blackout), the self-sufficient unit can be used to bring the system back online.  The unit can be started without needing a feed from a larger unit and, in turn, can feed the power needed by larger units to restart after a blackout.

Calpine acquired the facility in 2010 as part of its purchase of the Conectiv Energy assets.
Location:Delaware City, DE
Commercial Operation Date:January 1968
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):0 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):23 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Oil, simple-cycle
Turbines:TP&M FT-4A-8