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NRG Stops Plan for California Gas Plant

October 17, 2017

NRG Energy has stopped development of a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, after two state regulators earlier this month recommended the California Energy Commission (CEC) reject the project.

NRG on October 16 asked the CEC to suspend its review of the plans for the Puente Power Project, or P3, a proposed $300 million, 262-MW gas-fired plant designed to replace two units of the Mandalay Generating Station in Oxnard that have used seawater for cooling, a process that now violates a State Water Resources Control Board rule.

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