Billowing steam from Grays Harbor Energy at the Satsop Business Park is sometimes reported as a forest fire along US Highway 12 in Elma. The time of year doesn’t seem to matter either, we’ve seen reports of barn burners in January.
The facility consists of two gas-fired GE Frame 7FA combustion turbines and one GE steam turbine generator operating in combined-cycle mode with duct firing.
Purchased by Invenergy in 2014
The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council reports that the project originally produced a nominal output of approximately 530 megawatts, with a maximum output of approximately 650 megawatts. A state-approved upgrade in 2011 doubled that maximum amount and changed the site name to Grays Harbor Energy Center.