AES Redondo Beach

The power plant was built between 1954 and 1967. It was owned and operated by Southern California Edison until 1998, when the electric industry was restructured and Southern California Edison sold most of its generating facilities. At that time, AES Southland purchased the Alamitos, Huntington Beach and Redondo Beach generating facilities.

AES Redondo Beach is an important source of clean and reliable electricity, generating 1,310 MW, which is enough power to light more than one million California homes and businesses.

Protecting the Environment

To help protect our local environment, we’ve installed state-of-the-art NOx and CO emission control equipment on all of our units — reducing air emissions by 70%.

Dedicated to the Community

AES Redondo Beach is a regular contributor to worthwhile community service groups and projects, including SEA Lab and local youth educational programs. But we give more than money. Our employees volunteer to improve local life, showing “the power of AES people” in a variety of ways.

  • Annual Scholarship for Los Angeles Conservation Corp
  • Cheer for Children
  • Local schools and youth athletic leagues
  • Redondo Beach Police K-9 team
  • Redondo Beach Library Foundation
  • Redondo Beach Educational Foundation
  • Redondo Beach Art Group
  • Richstone Family Center
  • Home to the SEA Laboratory, a marine science education facility that is free to the public
  • Wyland Foundation

Committed to Safety

Safety is a top priority at AES Redondo Beach — for our workers and our neighbors. Since 2010, our accident rate has been zero, and our goal is to keep it that way.

Future

And now, we’re currently working to replace this facility with a smaller, cleaner, more efficient and attractive generating facility.

Our plans will eliminate use of ocean water for cooling, likely increase the local taxes we pay, and we’ll continue to be an important source of local jobs and revenue — not just during the modernization phase, but for years to come. Please visit our New Projects page to learn more about the Redondo Beach Energy Project.