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Now Channel Islands Harbor will be stagnant as a Result of the Mandalay Power Plant Shut Down

Now Channel Islands Harbor will be stagnant as a Result of the Mandalay Power Plant Shut Down

Editor’s Note: Citizens Journal previously warned the public and Oxnard Council about the reduced Channel Islands harbor water circulation if the Mandalay power plant liquid cooling system shut down. Now we are there. This will likely be a topic of discussion on Wednesday eve at 6 PM at the Channel Islands Neighborhood Council meeting at […]

Mayor Flynn opines on NRG Mandalay power plants 2017 shutdown

Mayor Flynn opines on NRG Mandalay power plants 2017 shutdown

By George Miller Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn got back to us belatedly, today, on the upcoming NRG Mandalay power plants shutdown, well after our deadline on our Mandalay Plant shutdown article last week. Not long after two California Energy Commission members put out a bulletin on their own saying they intended to vote against the […]

NRG subsidiary to shut down Oxnard Mandalay power plants this year

NRG subsidiary to shut down Oxnard Mandalay power plants this year

By George Miller NRG Communications Director David Knox, in an interview with CitizensJournal.us today, told us that GenOn, a wholly-owned NRG subsidiary which owns the Mandalay and Ormond Beach power generation plants, will be shutting down all three Mandalay units at the end of this year. READ FILING: Mandalay Retirement. They will be placing the units […]

Downside of abandoning Oxnard Mandalay power plant – harbor cleanliness

Downside of abandoning Oxnard Mandalay power plant – harbor cleanliness

By Keith Moore Editor’s note: There is much controversy about NRG’s proposed state of the art gas-powered “peaker” plant to replace the half century old unit, which meets all state and federal environmental regulations. Edison has determined that a 200+ megawatt power plant is needed here for backup/peak loads. Regardless of where you stand on […]

Workshop on Mandalay Power Plant

Workshop on Mandalay Power Plant

By George Miller Yes, still another California Energy Commission workshop on the proposed “Puente Power Project” replacement for the NRG Mandalay power plant- this time to hear more environmental/flooding objections. It may push out the schedule. It will be held on March 28, 11AM at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, at 800 Hobson Way. CEC […]

NRG awaiting key approval for Oxnard Mandalay power plant replacement

NRG awaiting key approval for Oxnard Mandalay power plant replacement

By George Miller After a two year battle with Oxnard government, various environmental and other activist groups, SoCal Edison and NRG, the proposed owner/operator, have received most of the key required approvals to move ahead with a new proposed state-of-the-art, hi-tech, low emission, CA-compliant, air-cooled gas turbine powered 262 megawatt peaker power plant at the site of […]

NRG Mandalay power plant project amended, now includes demolition plan

NRG Mandalay power plant project amended, now includes demolition plan

By George Miller The fencing match between Oxnard and NRG over the proposed Mandalay Power plant replacement continues. This week, NRG amended the project to include a demolition plan for the old plant, per “Puente Project” Manager Dawn Gleiter: Puente Power Project (P3) Oxnard, CA Submitted to: The California Energy Commission Project Enhancement and Refinement […]

NRG provides Mandalay power plant site rendering, after existing plant demolition

NRG provides Mandalay power plant site rendering, after existing plant demolition

By George Miller This rendering, below, was received Thursday from NRG, current operator of the Mandalay and Ormond Beach power plants. The company has proposed a new replacement 262 MW cleaner peaker plant at the Mandalay site.  It depicts what the new plant would look like, with the old plant gone and other existing infrastructure, as […]

Sacramento runs Mandalay Power Plant hearing in Oxnard

Sacramento runs Mandalay Power Plant  hearing in Oxnard

By George Miller In still another of a long series of meetings/hearings in Sacramento and Oxnard, this time, a California Energy Commission (CEC) public hearing was held Thursday evening, 8-27-15, at the Performing Arts Center in sweltering heat. It was to discuss the status and fate of the so-called Puente” (Spanish for “bridge,” because it […]

Opponents dominate Oxnard CPUC hearing on Mandalay power plant replacement

By George Miller A two-year battle over the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement  (Case 1411016) project grinds on. A highly emotional 3 1/2 hour hearing was held Wednesday at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, attended by about 350 people. About 80+% appeared to oppose the project. Opponents were bussed or drove in from out of […]

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