Powering the world

Woodland 3 Generation Station

Modesto, California, USA

50 MW

Not only have the Wärtsilä units complemented MID’s intermittent renewable resources, they have also helped optimise the efficiency of MID’s entire generation portfolio.


Woodland 3 Generation Station - Modesto


Demand variation

Intermittency of wind and solar power

Total portfolio optimization


Multi-unit approach allows to
supply any amount of power
without efficiency loss

Wärtsilä internal combustion engines with excellent dynamic capabilities

Wärtsilä 34SG engines taking care of demanding load peaks and ramps


Enhanced reliability, significant
fuel savings and lower electricity price for consumers

Operational flexibility & supply security

Existing assets can run more efficiently and generating less emissions

The state of California is known for its amazing nature and climate. Being home to beautiful beaches, sandy deserts and redwood forests alike, it is hard to find a corner of the planet with comparable natural and climatic diversity. It’s certainly called the Golden State for a reason! But to keep it golden, its inhabitants and regulators are very aware that its fate cannot be left to chance. Climate change is a real threat, and biological degradation could pose a serious risk to an agricultural region that feeds well over 100 million people.

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Main data

   Customer   Modesto Irrigation District (Utility) 
   Type   Wärtsilä 34SG gas power plant
   Operating mode   Peak load / standby & emergency
   Gensets   6 x Wärtsilä 20V34SG
   Total output   49.6 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas
   Scope   Engineering & equipment (EEQ)
   Delivered   2011

Read the Woodland 3 success story in this brochure.

A brief guide to the technical features and performance of the Wärtsilä 34SG engine.

This paper shows some characteristics of combustion engines that make them an attractive alternative to the gas turbines

Contact info

If you want to know more about the Woodland 3 project, please contact

John Robbins
Business Development Manager, Us, Canada & Caribbean
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+1 (503) 432-8335

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