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Hearing on Oxnard Mandalay power plant replacement

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

By George Miller In a special  meeting on Tuesday night, Oxnard Council members followed through on their promise to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to take actions to protest the October contract award by SCE (Southern California Edison) to NRG to build a new, much cleaner, high efficiency, quick start, low footprint  262 Megawatt power […]

Energy commission intends to reject Mandalay gas turbine power plant project

Energy commission intends to reject Mandalay gas turbine power plant project

By George Miller The California Energy Commission signalled that it intends to reject the Mandalay power plant replacement application, which applicant NRG has named the “Puente” (bridge) Project. This would be a state of the art natural gas turbine plant to replace the existing 1950’s technology seawater-cooled gas boiler plant. The attached letter says that the […]

CA Energy Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

CA Energy  Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

By George Miller The Energy Commission, which has the final say on any replacement for the NRG Mandalay power plant in Oxnard, released a “Commission Schedule Order” of activity and date deadlines for NRG’s Application for Certification (CEC Docket No. 15-AFC-01). It calls for a number of activities, culminating in the final staff assessment by […]

Mike Barber responds to Mike Stubblefield on the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement

Mike Barber responds to Mike Stubblefield on the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement

By Mike Barber Editor’s note: This is Mr. Barber’s response to a letter from Mike Stubblefield of the Sierra Club, which appeared in another newspaper, regarding the proposed replacement of the Mandalay Beach power plant.  You can figure out most of what it said from Mr. Barber’s words in this letter..   I read Mike […]

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

By George Miller The contract  award by Southern California Edison (SCE) doesn’t necessarily mean that  NRG will be building the power plant- only that their bid to do so has been accepted. It would have to go through other approvals.  The California Energy Commission has final authority on any decision to build or operate a power plant […]

Oxnard: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

Oxnard: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

On 9-15-20, the Oxnard City Council proclaimed the Celebration of Constitution Week September 17-23 They also heard recommendations, public comments and provided guidance to staff on cannabis retailing and cultivation regulations. They favored restricted future cultivation to indoor only and tweaks to application/permits/fees. The Senior Services Commission made their annual report, highlighting their efforts to […]

Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

By George Miller The state water board has approved an extension to the Ormond Beach power plant to run for an indeterminate amount of time to meet unfilled power needs  brought about by premature shutdown of fossil and seawater cooled power plants in favor of so called “clean power.” The City was hell-bent on closing […]

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

By George Miller At the 1-21-20 meeting, the Oxnard City Council considered and approved a proposal that would keep the Ormond Beach power plant open for at least another two more years, in return for the operating company, Gen-On, to fund then demolish and remediate the soil it when  it finally closes (details in linked […]

Oxnard Deal to Keep Ormond Beach Power Plant Open in Return for Future Demolition/Remediation

Oxnard Deal to Keep Ormond Beach Power Plant Open in Return for Future Demolition/Remediation

    By George Miller A while back, we reported that Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen said they might negotiate a deal for Gen-On to demolish and remediate the Ormond Beach plant (formerly of NRG), in return for keeping it operational for a few more years. Well, it seems that the nanny state’s ambition to […]