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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 […]

Four Local nonprofits awarded Imagination Playground™ by NRG and KaBOOM!

Four Local nonprofits awarded Imagination Playground™ by NRG and KaBOOM!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

California Public Utilities Commission Approves NRG Energy’s Carlsbad Energy Center

—Fast start plant to help ensure reliability while integrating renewables— Editor’s note: This is locally significant because this project is larger than the “Puente Project” proposed by NRG to replace the Oxnard Mandalay Beach plant , CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the SDG&E Power Purchase […]

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council heard a staff report on the proposed power plant risks and options, debated the plant and what to do about the old plants to be shut down, at the 5-19-15 City Council meeting. The various factions rehashed the issues, which has been done at least a half dozen times before […]

NRG files application to build Oxnard power plant

NRG files application to build Oxnard power plant

By George Miller NRG, which operates the Oxnard Mandalay and Ormond Beach electric power generating plants, has filed an application to build a new, hi-tech, low footprint, low emission plant at the Mandalay Beach site. This would replace three current, obsolete 5+ decade-old plants providing peak generation capacity of nearly 2ooo megawatts, with a much smaller 267 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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