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Ormond Beach Power Plant to Close

Ormond Beach Power Plant to Close

Oxnard, California – NRG Energy has announced it will close its Ormond Beach Generating Station in October of this year. With this announcement, the Ormond Beach Generating Station now joins the closure of Mandalay Beach Generating Station, which was announced in October, 2017. “The City of Oxnard is moving closer to its long term goal […]

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 […]

Santa Paula Citizens: No, thanks, Calpine

Santa Paula Citizens: No, thanks, Calpine

By Sheryl Hamlin Over a period of five and a half hours on July 28, 2016, residents and supporters of Santa Paula expressed concerns and issues about the proposed Mission Rock Peaker Plant to the California Energy Commission (CEC) who had returned to re-hear a meeting originally held in June 2016 as reported here. On […]

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 […]

CPUC: Oxnard Power Plant Moves Forward and Santa Barbara Plant Denied

CPUC: Oxnard Power Plant Moves Forward and Santa Barbara Plant Denied

By Sheryl Hamlin The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) took two actions regarding gas fired power plants in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Consent Calendar In the consent calendar, a request for Mandalay 3 was denied by the Commission and a contract at Ellwood in Goleta was approved through 2018. These are known as Resource […]

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 […]

Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

By Debra Tash Proposed new gas-fired power plant, here business park At the Moorpark’s city council meeting of 2014 there was an effort to set one more barrier up to stop the proposed gas-fired power plant from being built.  The plant would be located behind Southern California Edison’s current distribution station and just north of […]