Castaic is a 1,696MW hydro power project. It is located on Castaic Creek river/basin in California, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Castaic is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 399.648 million cubic meter. Castaic underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2004-2017.Castaic (Castaic Conventional unit) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2016-2017.Castaic (Castaic PSP units) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2004-2013.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors involved

Castaic (Castaic Conventional unit) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy pelton turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 70MW nameplate capacity.

Castaic (Castaic PSP units) is equipped with Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro pump turbines. The phase consists of 6 turbines with 271MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba Hydro Power (Hanzhou) and ABB have supplied 1 and 6 generators, respectively.

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About Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is a provider of utility services that offer drinking water and electricity. The utility's services include power and water supply, electric rates information, billing, water conservation, water resource planning, water quality check, groundwater replenishment, backflow prevention, environmental documentation and groundwater evaluation. It operates power projects such as Aqueduct Power Plant, Pine Tree Wind Farm Project, Citywide Underground Transmission Cable Replacement Project, Transmission Line Upgrade, GSIS Groundwater Monitoring Wells and Water Quality Improvement projects among others. The utility serves residential, commercial and municipal customers across the US. LADWP is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the U

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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