Malaga Power LLC, which is in the process of buying a gas-fired peaking plant in California, on Jan. 28 filed a notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).
Malaga Power was formed for the purpose of owning and operating a 121-MW (nameplate)/96-MW (net) natural gas-fired facility located in Fresno County, California. It intends to acquire the facility from Kings River Conservation District and is seeking approval for that deal from FERC under a Jan. 21 application. Malaga Power will be engaged directly and exclusively in the business of owning and operating the facility and selling electric energy at wholesale.
The facility includes limited interconnection equipment necessary to connect it to the transmission system owned by Pacific Gas and Electric and operated by the California Independent System Operator.
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Malaga Power said in the Jan. 21 FERC application that it is ultimately controlled by investment fund vehicles sponsored and managed by The Carlyle Group or its affiliates. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative investment management firm that is a publicly traded entity listed on NASDAQ.