Reliant Energy Inc., a Houston-based power producer, curtailed about 70 percent of production at a California electricity generator.
The company's 741.3-megawatt Ormond Beach Generating Station Unit 1 had 516.3 megawatts idled as of 3:15 p.m. local time, the California Independent System Operator said today in a report on curtailed and non-operational generating units.
The natural-gas burning plant is located northwest of Los Angeles in Oxnard, California. One megawatt is enough to power about 800 U.S. homes.
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