The Mohave Generating Station, located near Laughlin, Nevada at the southeastern tip of the state, is a participant-owned, coal-fired power plant with a combined unit rating of 1580 MW. The plant site is comprised of 2500 acres of land and is situated near the Colorado River directly across from Bullhead City, Arizona where ambient temperatures range from 25°F to 125°F. The generating facility, consisting of two 790 MW units, is jointly owned by the Nevada Power Company, the Southern California Edison Company, the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Firm operation began in 1971 under the management of the Southern California Edison Company.
The plant's steam generators were designed and constructed by the Combustion Engineering Company. Each steam generator is rated to provide 5,587,000 Ibs/h of 3500 psig steam at 1000°F superheat temperature to the General Electric turbine-generators. Design reheat conditions to the turbines is 644 psig at 1000°F. Base fuel for the tangentially fired, supercritical boilers is pulverized coal from a total of twenty Raymond bowl mills located symmetrically on each side of the units. Particulate removal from the exit flue gas streams is accomplished by electrostatic precipitators which remove 98.6% of the fly ash passing through the two boilers and exiting through the common 500-ft stack.