LOCKHEED SITE EYED FOR PLANT THREE LOCATIONS BEING CONSIDERED.Byline: Jim Skeen Staff Writer
PALMDALE - Land owned by Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. near Sierra Highway Sierra Highway is a road in Southern California, United States. It runs from Tunnel Station near the north limit of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road and Foothill Boulevard, as well as Interstate 5, and continues north to Mojave, mostly paralleling and Avenue M is being considered as a possible site for a power plant being pursued by the city of Palmdale.
City and Lockheed Martin officials said they are in discussions regarding using part of a 640-acre site for the power plant. The property is owned by Lockheed Martin Properties, the corporation's real estate subsidiary, and had been earmarked for development as a possible business park.
``The city of Palmdale has approached us about an opportunity for using about half of it,'' said Lockheed Martin spokesman Dianne Knippel.
Assistant City Manager Steve Williams Steve Williams may refer to:
Williams said the city hopes to have a site for the power plant identified in a couple of months.
City officials are working with a consultant, Inland Energy Inc., to secure permits to build a 500-megawatt power plant that they say would provide the city with reliable, more- affordable energy. It is expected to take about two years and cost as much as $5.5 million to secure those permits.
The city plans to seek permits for a plant that would operate two 165-megawatt gas-fired turbines and a steam turbine Steam turbine
A machine for generating mechanical power in rotary motion from the energy of steam at temperature and pressure above that of an available sink. By far the most widely used and most powerful turbines are those driven by steam. capable of generating 170 megawatts. The plant would be capable of providing energy for a city of 400,000 people.
It is estimated that constructing such a plant would cost about $300 million.
In the two years of going through the permitting process, city analysts could study what arrangement for using the permit would best serve Palmdale's interests. Possibilities include forming the city's own municipal utility, such as those operating in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Glendale and Burbank; assigning as·sign
tr.v. as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
1. To set apart for a particular purpose; designate: assigned a day for the inspection.
2. the permit to a company; or selling the permit outright.
In the mid- mid-
Middle: midbrain. 1990s, Lockheed Martin received environmental clearance to develop the business park. At that time, the plan envisioned a complex, including an 18-hole course golf course, that would have created as many as 10,110 jobs over a 25-year period.
There are no plans for the property at this point, but Lockheed Martin wants make sure any development is industrial or commercial and compatible with the company's neighboring neigh·bor
1. One who lives near or next to another.
2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
3. A fellow human.
4. Used as a form of familiar address.
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Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743