CalEnergy is an international leader in the development and
production of energy from diversified fuel sources, including hydroelectric,
geothermal and natural gas. Founded in 1971, CalEnergy operates 15 electric
power generating facilities in the U.S. and one in the Philippines, producing more
than 1,500 megawatts.
The company has 10 geothermal generation facilities in Imperial Valley, Calif.,
as well as natural gas-fueled generating plants in Cordova, Ill.; Big Spring, Texas;
Yuma, Ariz.; and Plattsburgh, N.Y. Combined, the natural gas plants have a net
output of 1,039 megawatts, while the geothermal facilities in the Western U.S. have
the capacity to produce 327 megawatts of reliable, noncarbon electricity.
Due in part to outstanding working relationships with federal, state and local
regulators, CalEnergy plans to expand its geothermal operations in California with
a series of new plants. The first of three new units – the Black Rock
development – is projected to begin construction in 2012. When all three
plants come on-line, they will be able to produce 160 megawatts of renewable energy.
CalEnergy employees also continue to achieve outstanding safety records, with all
four U.S. gas facilities achieving certification in the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program.
CalEnergy owns and operates a power plant on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
Commencing commercial operation in December 2001, the Casecnan Multipurpose
Irrigation and Power Project is a combined hydroelectric and irrigation facility
that diverts excess water from the Casecnan and Taan rivers through a 16-mile tunnel
to a generating plant. The water is then used to irrigate more than 338,000 acres of
rice fields in central Luzon. In addition to generating 150 megawatts from its own
hydroelectric plant, the Casecnan facility provides water to two other nearby
CalEnergy continues to provide assistance to local governments and communities in
support of educational opportunities, environmental stewardship and the development
of infrastructure projects, including roads and bridges. Additionally, the company’s
ongoing forest restoration project earned the 2009 American Chamber of Commerce of
the Philippines’ Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award.