LONG BEACH, CA – August 29, 2023 — Long Beach Generating Station (LBGS) hosted the cast and crew of the CBS series S.W.A.T. earlier this spring and served as a location for the filming of the show’s Season Six finale. The staff and management team at LBGS, which provides electricity to the Southern California Edison grid, contributed the proceeds from the television shoot to two local charities supported by plant staff: Homes For Our Troops and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute TopSail Youth Program.
The two charities were chosen from a poll of station staff. Each organization received $25,000, which the S.W.A.T. production team contributed as a condition of filming at the station.
“I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved in making this day a success, particularly the dedicated staff and management team at LBGS. Your enthusiasm and generosity allowed us to not only host the cast and crew of S.W.A.T., but to turn it into a meaningful opportunity to give back,” said Rob Suida, LBGS Plant Manager. “As we move forward, we remain committed to not only delivering reliable electricity to the Los Angeles area but also being an active and caring member of our community.”
The Long Beach Generating Station is a natural gas-fired power plant located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a total capacity of 252 megawatts and consists of four simple-cycle turbines. The plant was repowered in 2007 by NRG Energy before Generation Bridge, LLC acquired the asset in 2021.
“Long Beach Generating Station’s scenic setting on the Pacific Coast, its proximity to Los Angeles, and its dramatic, industrial aesthetic made it a natural fit for the season finale of S.W.A.T. This is a perfect example of the community orientation of Long Beach Generation, our affiliate, Generation Bridge, and our operator, CAMS,” said Dan Consie, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS).
S.W.A.T. is an American action-drama television series that is based on the 1975 series of the same name. The show follows a specialized tactical unit of the Los Angeles Police Department as they deal with high-risk situations and crimes. The series is filmed in various locations in and around Los Angeles.
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. These homes restore veterans’ freedom and independence and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent have gone directly to program services for Veterans.
The Los Angeles Maritime Institute TopSail Youth Program is a nonprofit organization that provides sailing education and leadership development for young people from diverse backgrounds. The program aims to foster environmental awareness, personal growth, teamwork, and community service among its participants. The program operates year-round and offers various activities such as sailing lessons, coastal expeditions, marine science workshops, and service projects. The program partners with schools, youth groups, and other organizations to reach as many youth as possible and to create a positive impact on the environment and society.
About Generation Bridge
Generation Bridge, LLC is the owner of several electric power generation facilities totaling roughly 5,000 MW of installed capacity located in California, Connecticut, and New York. Operation and asset management services are provided by Eastern Generation and Consolidated Asset Management Services. Generation Bridge is a wholly owned affiliate of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VII, L.P., a private equity fund managed by ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC. More information about Generation Bridge can be found at www.generationbridge.com.