Modesto, California

Woodland 3 Generation Station

Modesto, California, USA

50 MW

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 is 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.

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

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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

Contact us

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

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

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