Projects

CLIENT

Calpine Corporation and GE Energy

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

INNOVA was selected by Calpine and GE Energy to lower noise emissions at the Inland Empire Energy Center located near Romoland, California. The 800MW Inland Empire Energy Center, capable of powering almost 600,000 homes, is the first ever 60 Hz H-system power plant to be built in North America.

SCOPE OF WORK

The project required the design, supply, and install of INNOVA proprietary acoustical walls and roof over the power island and fuel gas compressors. INNOVA’s wall systems were specified by the acoustical consultant for the project.

INNOVA supplied the ventilation system for the two fuel gas compressor buildings. 

ACOUSTICAL REQUIREMENTS

INNOVA’s B-Type wall assembly was specified by Hessler & Associates to lower noise to the California Energy Commission (CEC) standard. The wall systems were required to reduce noise by:

Calpine Corporation Inland Empire energy Center Table

NOISE SOURCES

The major noise sources included:

  • Two GE Gas Turbines
  • Two fuel gas compressors

RESULTS

The plant registered 2 million incident-free hours and began operation in the summer of 2008. The acoustical assemblies performed as specified.