Docket Number
163 MW
Reciprocating Engine
Project Status
Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
Project Type
Application for Certification
Project Description

Humboldt Bay Generating Station (HBGS) is located at 1000 King Salmon Avenue, Eureka, California.

HBGS is a nominal 163-megawatt (MW) load following facility consisting of ten natural gas-fired Wärtsilä 18V50DF 16.3 MW reciprocating engine generator sets and associated equipment

HBGS can run on California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified diesel fuel in order to ensure local area reliability during instances of natural gas curtailment in the region as required by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and PG&E's CPUC Gas Tariff Rule 14.

HBGS latest improvements also operations less than 50 percent load, down to three MW per engine to support local operations including “low loading mode” and “black start mode”.

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Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes

The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants 50 megawatts (MW) and larger and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Application for Certification (AFC) process is a certified regulatory program under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As a certified regulatory program, the CEC does not prepare environmental impact reports (EIRs) in an AFC proceeding, but instead prepares environmental assessment documents that are functionally equivalent to EIRs. A certificate issued by the CEC is in lieu of any permit, certificate, or similar document otherwise required by any state, local or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law, and supersedes any applicable statute, ordinance, or regulation of any state, local, or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law.

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