NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) has reportedly taken offline its 830-MW Limestone 1 coal unit in Texas offline after encountering water chemistry problems, the Department of Energy (DOE) said, citing news reports.
The conditions resulted in a turbine trip that brought the Limestone unit offline on March 8, DOE reported. When contacted March 10 by GenerationHub, an NRG Energy spokesperson said only that the company does not typically comment on generating unit status.
Limestone Unit 1 uses lignite coal. It was commissioned in 1985. It is part of a multiple-unit station in Limestone County, Texas.