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RRI Energy Cuts Output at Mandalay Power Station in California

July 30, 2009

RRI Energy Inc., a Houston-based electricity producer, cut output at a southern California power plant.

The company’s Mandalay Generating Station’s 215-megawatt Unit 1 was offline in an unplanned shutdown as of 3:15 p.m. local time today, the California Independent System Operator said in a report.

The unit was operating at full capacity at the same time yesterday, a previous report showed.

The plant’s 215.3-megawatt Unit 2 idled 65.3 megawatts, or 30 percent of capacity, for unplanned reasons for a second day, reports showed.

The power station, which burns natural gas, is located in Oxnard, California. It has three generating units with a total capacity of 560 megawatts, according to the company’s Web site.

One megawatt can power about 800 typical U.S. homes.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Chediak in San Francisco mchediak@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tony Cox at acox3@bloomberg.net.


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