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Assuring grid reliability in California — a view from Commissioner Randolph

Assuring grid reliability in California — a view from Commissioner Randolph

    By Liane M. Randolph The following is a viewpoint by Commissioner Liane M. Randolph of the California Public Utilities Commission. On Feb. 28, 2018, my fellow Commissioners and I received a letter from NRG California South, which operates 11 natural-gas fired power plants in the state. The letter stated that NRG intended to “shut down and […]

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

By George Miller When the Oxnard City Council and various NGO’s scrambled to shut down Oxnard’s power plants, seemingly at any cost and blocked a state of the art clean gas plant replacement, something got lost in the shuffle. Unbeknownst to 99+% of local people, the old plant’s cooling system sucked millions of gallons of […]

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

By Charles McLaughlin I wrote to the VC Star on their Saturday articles on: “Harbor water turns brown over the past week” / “Flynn commits to economic efforts” I can address both of the above articles with one solution. Beg NRG to come back into negotiations. Now the art of the deal: Request that they take […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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