SCS Energy: Co-generation Combined Heat and Power at UCLA

ucla cogeneration plant
UCLA Campus

Mountaingate Gas Plant to UCLA Power

SCS owned and operated, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, a 1,400 scfm (2.0 MMSCFD) gas plant which processed landfill gas and delivered it to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for co-firing with natural gas in UCLA’s combustion turbine combined cycle cogeneration facility to power the campus. SCS operated the Mountaingate Gas Plant for over 14 years.

UCLA required ultra-pure landfill gas since UCLA’s cogeneration facility employs post-combustion Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and oxidizing catalysts for advanced NOx and CO air emissions control. The Mountaingate Gas Plant employed reciprocating compressors, dehydration, Selexol absorption, Selexol regeneration by air stripping, a stripper gas thermal oxidizer, and activated carbon polishing of the product gas.

Click to read a 2018 case study for the University of California.