Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
Operational: October 17, 2005

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on May 20, 2003. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

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General Description of Project

In May 2003, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) approved the 134 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle Malburg Generating Station (MGS). The project is located in the City of Vernon, in Los Angeles County.

The MGS consists of two ALSTOM GTX100 frame-type natural gas combustion turbine-generators (CTGs) with dry low-NOx combustors for oxides of nitrogen control. The CTGs would each be equipped with evaporative inlet air coolers/filters to enhance turbine performance in hot weather.

In September 2008, ownership of the project changed from the City of Vernon to Bicent (California) Malburg, LLC. Operational control of the facility changed from the City of Vernon to Colorado Energy Management, LLC, an affiliate of Bicent (California) Malburg.

NOTE: On August 23, 2001, the City of Vernon withdrew an Application for Certification (filed August 2, 2001) for an 80.6 MW single-cycle power plant project (Malburg Generating Station Project Phase 1, Energy Commission Docket No. 01-AFC-11) deciding instead to apply for the combined-cycle facility under the Energy Commission's six-month licensing process (pursuant to Title 20 California Code of Regulations, section 2022.)

Energy Commission Facility Certification Process

The California Energy Commission is the lead agency (for licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a certified regulatory program under CEQA. Under its certified program, the Energy Commission is exempt from having to prepare an environmental impact report. Its certified program, however, does require environmental analysis of the project, including an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize any significant adverse effect the project may have on the environment.

For Questions about this Certification Proceeding Contact:

Anwar Ali
Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-698-7498

For Questions About Public Participation In Certification Proceedings Contact:

Public Advisor
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-12 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-4489
Toll-Free in California: 1-800-822-6228

News Media Please Contact:

Media & Public Communications Office
Phone: 916-654-4989

Original Proceeding

Malburg Generating Station
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