Desert View

Desert View Power (DVP) is under a long term power purchase agreement with Imperial Irrigation District.

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DVP is a net 47 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located approximately 40 miles east of Palm Springs in Riverside County California. The plant is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# 0027E) that has been consistently providing renewable energy since 1992. Greenleaf Power acquired DVP in 2011.

DVP utilizes two Combustion Engineering circulating fluidized bed boilers and one Siemens steam turbine generator set to generate between 350,000 and 375,000 MWs annually.  The boilers are equipped with multi-clones and electrostatic precipitators for particulate control ammonia injection for NOx control, and limestone injection for sulfur dioxide control.  DVP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.

Each year DVP burns between 360,000 and 390,000 tons of urban wood waste, orchard removal trees, and fruit pits.  The majority of the fuel is in the form of urban wood waste that is diverted from regional landfills allowing local jurisdictions to meet AB 939 mandated recycling diversion targets. Orchard material is consumed at DVP to satisfy local air quality offset requirements.  

In 2014, DVP had approximately 40 employees with a payroll of more than $3.8 million, purchased goods and services of more than $9.0 million from local and regional businesses and paid more than $200 thousand in property taxes.