The project was completed two months ahead of schedule – in plenty of time for the winter season and to meet all power supply obligations. Solalban Energía, the joint venture which managed the entire project, also benefits from high performance, better monitoring of substations, modern protection, and a fast and reliable telecontrol system. These features support a safe power supply for Solvay’s future expansion as well as a profitable feed-in into the grid. Solvay’s open cycle now delivers 120 MW, with plans to expand in the future with a closing cycle 45 MW steam turbine. The combined cycle power plant will deliver a total of 165 MW. Requiring 95 MW for its own use, the company now feeds an excess of 25 MW into the grid. The excess electricity will be traded in the unregulated market under the “Energía Plus” incentive program. This additional business opportunity helps to boost the company’s competitiveness.