Rio Bravo Poso
Rio Bravo Poso (RBP) is located in the heart of California’s oil producing region in Kern County near Bakersfield. RBP is a 35MW facility presently operating on a coal and petroleum coke fuel and typically operates during the summer peak demand season. The power produced by RBP is purchased by Pacific Gas and Electric through long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
The facility utilizes circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology with thermal NOx control for a more complete and efficient burn of the fuel, improving plant performance and reducing plant emissions.
Rio Bravo Poso is a partnership venture between IHI Power Generation and North American Power Group. IPSC provides operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) steam generating unit
Coal and pet coke
|Capacity:||35 MW net|
30-Year Power Purchase Agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric. Qualified Facility status by virtue of sending steam into oil field for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), expires 2019
|Ownership:||IHI Power Generation Corp. 50% North American Power Group (50%)|
|Operator:||IHI Power Services Corp.|
- Contact Information:
- Bob Freidt, Plant Manager
- (661) 393-2278
- 16608 Porterville Hwy. P.O. Box 81027
- Bakersfield, CA 93308