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Feather River Energy Center

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The Feather River Energy Center is a “peaker” facility located in Yuba City, California.  The single natural gas-fired, aero-derivative combustion turbine generator at Feather River 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. 

The electricity from the Feather River Energy Center is committed to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. under a long-term power purchase agreement.


Location:Yuba City, CA
Commercial Operation Date:December 2002
Calpine Net Interest Baseload (MW):0 megawatts
Calpine Net Interest With Peaking (MW):47 megawatts
Ownership:Calpine 100%
Technology:Natural gas-fired, simple-cycle
Turbines:GE combustion
NERC Region:WECC