Fall 2022 Update
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 30, OPPD will begin moving a generator and turbine to the Turtle Creek Station (TCS) site. This type of move will happen once more on dates yet to be determined in December.
The late night moves involve two simple-cycle combustion turbines and two generators from Siemens Energy, as well as related equipment. This technology converts natural gas into energy to drive a generator, which powers electricity. One of the turbines loaded on a trailer weighs about 862,000 pounds. Together, the truck and trailer set-up is 196-feet long.
In mid-October, one turbine and one generator arrived by rail to a local rail spur location. The work to move the units to Turtle Creek Station is scheduled at night to cause minimal traffic disruption, as brief road closures may be needed. OPPD and our contracted large equipment movers have coordinated with city, county and state officials, as well as members of law enforcement, to ensure the safety of the public and workers along the route.
If members of the public come across this move, we ask that they refrain from approaching employees, contractors or vehicles and stay far back from the work taking place so that we can complete it safely.
An additional turbine and generator are scheduled to arrive in December, at which point, we will commence another heavy move to TCS.