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RRI Energy Curbs Output at Mandalay Unit 2 in California

March 05, 2010

RRI Energy Inc., a Houston-based electricity producer, curtailed some production at a Southern California natural gas-fired power-plant unit.

The Mandalay Generating Station’s 215.3-megawatt Unit 2 had 115.3 megawatts idled 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 power station is 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.

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