Utility PEPC Projects

Utility PEPC Projects

Miramar Energy Facility II

Owner: San Diego Gas & Electric
Project Size: 50 MW
On Line Date: July 31, 2009
Prime Mover: GE LM6000 PC SPRINT

La Luz Energy Center I

Owner: Public Service Company of New Mexico (“PNM”)
Project Size: 42 MW
On Line Date: December 18, 2015
Prime mover: GE LM6000 PC SPRINT

Wellhead provided turn-key PEPC (Permitting + EPC) services, including start-up and commissioning, of these natural gas power plants. These facilities were built to meet a growing energy demand, to help ensure system reliability, and for support of renewable energy growth. Careful consideration was given to community concerns about water, noise, dust, lighting, and emissions. At La Luz, Wellhead implemented a dark skies lighting design, sponsored a water quality fair to reassure residents about the protection of groundwater quality, and instituted a strict dust control policy to reduce project impact on neighbors.  Initial construction of La Luz began in early April 2015 and first-fire was achieved in early October 2015. Commercial Operation was achieved on December 18, 2015.

La Luz Energy Center Customer Testimony
“PNM recently completed our La Luz project under a PEPC agreement with Wellhead.  The project was very successful and with their vast operations experience and owner’s mentality, they proved to be a valuable partner.  They provided direct support in our discussions with the turbine manufacturer providing owner’s engineer level support, and they worked directly with us to navigate some regulatory challenges presented by our Commission.  Of critical importance to us, in situations where most EPC contractors would have issued change orders, Wellhead just pushed forward and solved problems.  They completed the project on time without submitting a single change order to PNM.  We are quite pleased having Wellhead as a critical contractor to us!” Gary Barnard, Director, Renewable Generation Development, PNM

***The video starts with over-excavation and compaction mostly complete. Therefore, when the video begins, the basic activities are as follows:

  • Foundations
  • Underground Electrical and Mechanical
  • Setting Equipment
  • Above Ground Electrical and Mechanical