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RRI Energy Idles Natural-Gas Mandalay Unit 1 in California

June 14, 2010

RRI Energy Inc., a Houston-based electricity producer, idled a southern California power plant unit.

The Mandalay Generating Station’s 215-megawatt Unit 1 was offline in a planned 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 yesterday, a previous report showed. The station’s 215.3-megawatt Unit 2 is also idled in a planned shutdown.

The natural-gas fired power plant is located in Oxnard, California. It has three generating units with a total capacity of 560 megawatts, according to the company’s website.

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

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