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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, Modesto

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

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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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