Gas, New Projects, Renewables

Glendale Rejects $500 Million Gas Plant Renovation

By Editors of Power Engineering

The city council of Glendale, California has rejected a sweeping $500 million renovation of an 80-year-old natural gas plant being pushed by Glendale Water and Power Commission.

Instead, the city council voted for an RFI for renewable alternatives, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The utility had sought to replace seven of the gas plant’s eight generation units that would provide 250 MW and pay for the project through revenue bonds. Glendale Water and Power Commission has a peak load of 350 MW.

The vote attracted hundreds of Glendale residents voicing concerns about carbon emissions and calling for renewable alternatives. State officials and other groups have called for renewable energy alternatives for months.