Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded 5 stars to the Waad Al Shamal integrated solar and combined cycle power plant (ISCC) project for environment, health and safety standards. The plant consists of 50 MW solar plus 1,000 MW thermal capacity (four GE 7F gas turbines) and is due to enter service this fall.
Mutual Energy has selected Siemens to refurbish the Moyle Interconnector between Ballycronan More in County Antrim, Northern Ireland (NI), and Auchencrosh, Scotland. The 500 MW high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link is nearly 20 years old. Refurbishment works and installation of a new HVDC Classic system are due completed in September 2022.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has re-configured its 163 MW Humboldt Bay Generating Station to provide electricity for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. Part of HBGS’ capacity hereby gets separated from regular grid dispatch for use exclusively to re-energise towns in northern California in the event of a blackout.