Unplanned outages cited at two Ormond Beach units

Two Ormond Beach units, which together can generate about 1,500 MW, experienced unplanned outages on Feb. 22, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported Feb. 23.

DOE said in a daily report that Ormond Beach Units 1 and 2, which are operated by an affiliate of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), had experienced an unplanned outage. DOE cited data from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

The two natural gas units were both commissioned in the early 1970s. They are located in Oxnard, California. The same two units had experienced an unplanned outage earlier in the month also.

DOE also reported in its Energy Assurance report that thunderstorms in Texas had temporarily knocked out power to nearly 22,000 customers of an American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) affiliate. Strong thunderstorms knocked out power to 21,900 AEP customers in South Central Texas early Tuesday morning. But the vast majority of those affected had power restored by that afternoon.



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