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Powerhouse Science Center
Sacramento, California

The PG&E Powerhouse (Sacramento River Station B) located between the Sacramento River and Interstate 5 was designed in 1912 in the Classical Revival Style.  The facility produced electricity as an auxiliary powerplant.  In 1924, PG&E upgraded the facility making it the largest steam turbine power plant in the area.  The plant was decommissioned in 1954 and has remained vacant these past 65+ years.   The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historic Places and the Sacramento Register of Historic & Cultural Resources.

The site and building are being transformed into the Powerhouse Science Center to bring science literacy to the Sacramento region by creating a world class science center and center of global technological advancements for students, professionals, businesses, community groups and tourists.

Geocon provided environmental consulting to the City of Sacramento including a pre-renovation asbestos, lead and universal waste survey, as well as, hazardous materials construction assistance under a USEPA Brownfield cleanup grant.  Geocon also provided geotechnical services with a targeted geotechnical investigation addressing static and seismic settlement for new structures and preservation of the existing historic powerplant building.

City of Sacramento

City of Sacramento

Environmental Services
Geotechnical Engineering

Geocon Leaders
Jeremy Zorne, GE
Jim Brake, PG

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