- Docket Number
- 163 MW
- Simple Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
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”.
Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes
As required by the Warren-Alquist Act, the Energy Commission monitors Commission-certified energy projects throughout construction, operation, and closure to ensure compliance with the conditions of certification imposed by the Commission’s Final Decision for approving the projects.