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Carlsbad Project


The Carlsbad Desalination Project, located in San Diego County, CA, at the Encina Power Station, will provide 50 million gallons of desalinated seawater per day.

The privately finance project will produce enough drinking water to serve 300,000 San Diegans and provide the County with approximately 7 percent of its total water supply by 2020.  Poseidon secured all necessary permits for the project and successfully secured financing for construction. Commercial operations are slated to begin before the end of 2016.

The Carlsbad Desalination Project will have significant economic benefits for the region, including:

  • An estimated $560 million in local spending during construction

  • Creation of 2,500 jobs during construction and approximately 25 full-time employees and 175 indirect jobs once the facility is in operation

  • $50 million in annual spending throughout the region once operational

  • Up to $5.3 million per year in incremental property and business tax revenues

For the region, the Carlsbad Desalination plant will accomplish the above benefits, while creating a more secure and self-reliant water future, using existing industrial infrastructure and preserving and protecting vital coastal habitats. Learn more at www.carlsbad-desal.com.


Construction & Project Updates

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Project Accolades

  • Desalination Deal of the Year
    Carlsbad Project — Awarded by Global Water Intelligence

  • Largest U.S. Project Financing Deal of 2012
    Carlsbad Project — According to Bloomberg

  • North American Water Deal of the Year
    Carlsbad Project — Awarded by Project Finance Magazine


Carlsbad Project

Carlsbad Desalination (50-million gallons per day) will be the largest, most technologically advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.

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Huntington Beach Project

The Huntington Beach Desalination Project is a 50-million gallon per day seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach, California that is currently in late-stage development.

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