The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is upgrading the Scattergood Generating Station with cleaner power generating technology from GE. LADWP plans to phase out Scattergood’s 460 MW Unit 3 conventional steam boiler, in operation since 1974, and replace it with cleaner technology.
For the repowering project, LADWP chose GE’s heavy-duty aero-derivative gas turbines integrated with a distributed control system. The system will pair one GE GT-7F.05 gas turbine in a rapid-response combined-cycle power island with two LMS100 gas turbines in a hybrid power plant. According to GE, the configuration allows for the capture of electricity produced by wind, which helps to achieve the balance required to maintain a steady flow of power.