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Case Study

Castaic power plant control system upgrade

Control room

LADWP installed a new Control System at the 7-unit pumped storage hydroelectric Castaic Power Plant as part of the Castaic Modernization Project. The purpose of the Castaic Power Plant Control System Upgrade was to replace and improve the existing plant controls with modern, state-of-the-art hardware and software

Approach

Our scope of work included writing operating procedures for 14 modes of operation and training Plant Operators on the new procedures.

Results

The project increased overall generating capacity, improved plant reliability, and increased plant availability. 

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