Docket Number
640 MW
Huntington Beach
Combined Cycle
Project Status
Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
Project Type
Application for Certification
Project Description

The Huntington Beach Energy Project (HBEP) is located at 21730 Newland Street, Huntington Beach. The site is in the city of Huntington Beach just north of the intersection of the Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street. The project is located entirely within the footprint of the existing Huntington Beach Generating Station, an operating power plant.

The HBEP is a nominal 844-megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired, combined-cycled, and simple cycle gas turbine electric generating facility. The 644 MW combined cycle gas turbine generator began operation on June 25, 2020.

The originally permitted HBEP was a natural-gas fired, combined-cycle, air-cooled, 939 MW electrical generating facility to replace the AES Huntington Beach Generating Station. As licensed, HBEP would have consisted of two independently operating, three-on-one, combined-cycle gas turbine power blocks.

On April 1, 2017, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a Post-Certification Amendment (PCA) to included one combined-cycle, 2-on-1 power block that would generate 640-MW, and two simple-cycle turbines that would produce 200 MW.

On April 14, 2021, the CEC approved a PCA to modify the project to replace the proposed project screening (wave wall) with a mural-based architectural treatment.

Staff Approval of Proposed Change – Auxiliary Boiler Commissioning Parameters, TN 229082, 07/25/2019, Staff approval to change the commissioning parameters of the auxiliary boiler. 

Order Approving A Petition to Modify Visual Screening System, TN 237482, 04/16/2021, Order No. 21-0414-04, Commission approval to replace the approved architectural screening structure (“spherical ball wall”) with a mural-based design treatment for screening and enhancing views of the project site. 

Order Approving A Petition to Amend Air Quality Conditions, TN 239354, 08/18/2021, Order No. 21-0811-1b, Commission approval to increase non-cold start-up NOx limit for two GE 7FA combined cycle gas turbines from 17 pounds per event to 32 pounds per event and other changes in conformance with the SCAQMD revised Title V Facility Permit. 

Attention: Non-hypertext items above will need to be requested from the Compliance Project Manager, along with the document TN number, if provided above. 

Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes

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