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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 […]

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 […]

Coastal Commission pans NRG power plant replacement proposal

Coastal Commission pans NRG power plant replacement proposal

Reportedly, at a Friday, September 9 meeting of the Coastal Commission, members weighed in against the replacement of the NRG-operated Mandalay Beach, Oxnard power plant at the existing site, employing controversial arguments of “sea rise,” “storm waves” and “100 years floods.” They would prefer to see it built elsewhere. NRG has proposed to build  a new state […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]