Desert Basin
OperatingNatural Gas Power Plant           Total Power
646.1 MW
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1872 N. Burris Rd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85293
United States
Pinal County
Latitude: 32.9042
Longitude: -111.7889
Year Opened: 2001
Water Source: Central Arizona Project Canal
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Data Sources

EIA 2008
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian2.8%4.2%5.6%4.6%8.6%
Asian2.7%1.3%1.4%1.6%2.3%
Black4.6%4.9%4.6%4.2%6.1%
Hispanic31.0%37.7%44.5%39.9%35.8%
White57.2%51.2%44.0%49.6%46.8%
Population1,0816,07833k57k169k
Income$53k$53k$45k$47k$49k
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Salt River ProjectOwner100%




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Unit Information

PowerTypeStatusFuel
187 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas
272 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas
187 MWBurner: Internal Combustion Engine - Combined CycleOperatingNatural Gas

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Estimated Electricity Production and Carbon Intensity
 Tons CO2MWh EnergyIntensity
2000 1,077,7002,462,100438
2011 493,4701,092,900452
future 493,4701,092,900452

The average US resident produces 19 tons of CO2.
This power plant produces as much CO2 as 25,972 people.



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