Docket Number
134 MW
Los Angeles County
Combined Cycle
Project Status
Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
Project Type
Application for Certification
Project Description

The Malburg Generating Station (MGS) is located in the City of Vernon, in Los Angeles County.

MGS is a 134-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility consisting of two ALSTOM GTX100 frame-type natural gas combustion turbine-generators (CTGs) with dry low-NOx combustors for oxides of nitrogen control. The CTGs are each equipped with evaporative inlet air coolers/filters to enhance turbine performance in hot weather.

On June 12, 2019, the California Energy Commission approved a Post-Certification Amendment (TN 228800) for the installation and operation of Siemens SGT-800 A-Plus upgrade for both combustion turbines, which required modifications to existing conditions of certification including modifications to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Permits to Construct. The first phase of the turbine upgrade installation, approved by staff as maintenance on March 5, 2018 (TN 222876), was completed in the spring of 2018 during a major maintenance outage. The approval also included modification of a restriction on the readiness testing of the emergency fire pump.

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Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes

The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants 50 megawatts (MW) and larger and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Application for Certification (AFC) process is a certified regulatory program under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As a certified regulatory program, the CEC does not prepare environmental impact reports (EIRs) in an AFC proceeding, but instead prepares environmental assessment documents that are functionally equivalent to EIRs. A certificate issued by the CEC is in lieu of any permit, certificate, or similar document otherwise required by any state, local or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law, and supersedes any applicable statute, ordinance, or regulation of any state, local, or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law.

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