Kern River Cogeneration Plant is a 300MW gas fired power project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 300 300 Active California, the US Kern River Cogeneration


The project is developed and owned by Kern River Cogeneration. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a Gas Turbine with Cogen power plant that is used for Baseload. The fuel is procured from Chevron.

The project generated 686,245MWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 1985.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Southern California Edison under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 4 units of 7E.03 gas turbines, each with 75MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

About Kern River Cogeneration

Kern River Cogeneration Company (Kern River) is a US based power generation company. The company is principally engaged in generating power through natural gas. Kern River owns and operates 300 MW, natural gas fired cogeneration facility located near Bakersfield, California,. The company is jointly owned by Edison Mission Energy (50%) and Chevron Texaco (50%). The operation and maintenance of the plant is managed by the Edison Mission Energy. The company sells electricity and steam under long timer purchase agreement to SCE and Texaco Exploration and Production Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Kern River is headquartered in California, the US.


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