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The California Energy Commission received a petition from Alliance Colton, LLC requesting approval to transfer operation of the Alliance Century Energy Facility (01-EP-4C) from Alliance Colton, LLC to PurEnergy Operating Services, LLC. PurEnergy Operating Services, LLC manages and/or operates generation facilities in California, New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.

Ownership and the obligations imposed by the conditions of certification of the Alliance Century Energy Facility will remain with Alliance Colton, LLC. Alliance Colton, LLC is wholly-owned by Colton Power, LP.

The 40-megawatt, simple-cycle, natural gas-fired project was certified on April 27, 2001, and began commercial operation on September 11, 2001. The facility is located in the City of Colton, in San Bernardino County.


A statement describing the change in operator, signed under penalty of perjury by a representative of the proposed new operator of the project, was submitted to the Energy Commission staff for review and approval as required by Title 20, California Code of Regulations, section 1769(b). The statement affirms that the new operator understands the conditions of certification and agrees to comply with the requirements of the Energy Commission's Decision for the Alliance Century Energy Facility. Based on the information provided, staff intends to recommend that the proposed change in operator be approved by the Energy Commission at the November 17, 2004 Business Meeting.

The petition to change the operator is available on the Energy Commission's webpage at Century. The order (if approved) will also be posted on the webpage. If you would like to receive a copy of the petition for operator change or the Energy Commission's Order if this change is approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown. If you have any questions, or wish to make comments regarding this operator change, please contact Connie Bruins, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4545, or by e-mail at, within 14 days of the date of this Notice.

For information on how you may participate in this process, please contact Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail to If you require special accommodations, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail to

Date Online: October 22, 2004

TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division

Enclosure: Information Request Form
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