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King City Peaking Energy Center

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The King City Peaking Energy Center is a “peaker” facility located in King City, California.  The single natural gas-fired, aero-derivative combustion turbine generator at King City is used to rapidly respond to peak system electricity demands. Highly flexible, quick-responding peaker plants help integrate intermittent renewable resources into the state’s power grid. 

Location:King City, CA
Commercial Operation Date:February 2002
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):0 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):44 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, simple-cycle
Turbines:GE combustion