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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 […]

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

By Sheryl Hamlin On June 28, 2016, the Energy Commission will conduct a site visit of the proposed Mission Rock Energy Center site, immediately followed by an informational scoping hearing at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula, located at 1400 E. Harvard Blvd.  The buses providing transportation for members of the public to […]

Santa Paula Council and Citizens: Dialogue with Calpine about Mission Rock Peaker Plant

Santa Paula Council and Citizens: Dialogue with Calpine about Mission Rock Peaker Plant

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 10E on the April 4, 2016 Santa Paula City Council resulted from a large citizen turnout at the March 21, 2016 council meeting opposing the proposed Mission Rock Energy Center (MREC). That meeting was described here and the MREC project application is located here at the California Energy Commission (CEC). The […]

Santa Paula: Council Hears Citizen Objections to Proposed Power Plant

Santa Paula: Council Hears Citizen Objections to Proposed Power Plant

An item about a proposed peaker plant in the Mission Rock area brought citizens to the Santa Paula City Council Meeting of March 21, 2016. Near Term History In July 2015, the CPUC(California Public Utilities Commission) came to Oxnard to hear citizens’ concerns about the proposed Mandalay power plant replacement in Oxnard. As this article […]

Part Two: Santa Paula Council–Citizen Concerns

Part Two: Santa Paula Council–Citizen Concerns

By Sheryl Hamlin This article is part two in a three part series about the August 17th, 2015 Santa Paula City Council meeting. Part one of the series featured exemplary volunteering in Santa Paula. Part two will continue with citizen input in the Public Comments section of the meeting. Santa Paula Optimists Missing Pumpkin Patch […]