Dynegy shuts gas-fired Morro Bay power plant in California

Since it has shut its power plant, Dynegy Morro Bay LLC filed on June 27 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of cancellation of its market-based rate tariff.

“Morro Bay has permanently closed its approximately 999 MW (summer rating) natural gas-fired generating facility located in Morro Bay, California,” said the brief notice. “Consequently, Morro Bay has no further need for the Tariff.”

A contact for this Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) subsidiary is: Michelle Grant, Corporate Counsel, Dynegy Inc., 601 Travis Street, Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77002, (713) 767-0387, (713) 507-6834 (facsimile), michelle.d.grant@dynegy.com.

Dynegy Point Estero Wave Park LLC applied Feb. 6 at FERC for a preliminary permit on a wave park in the Pacific Ocean that would eventually produce over 650 MW. A preliminary permit would allow the company three years of exclusivity to look at project feasibility, with a license application then needed if the decision is to move forward from there.

The project location is in California, in the Pacific Ocean off the town of Morro Bay and the existing Morro Bay power plant. That plant’s retirement frees up the power line capacity now used by the plant for this wave energy project.

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