SCE’s 200-MW Eastwood hydro unit in California returns to service

The Southern California Edison (SCE) 200-MW Eastwood hydroelectric project returned to service on March 17 after a brief outage.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said that hydroelectric unit for the Edison International (NYSE:EIX) subsidiary had experienced an unplanned outage that occurred March 16.

DOE cited data from the California ISO.

According to GenerationHub data, the J.S. Eastwood hydro station is a pumped storage facility located in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, California. Its water source is the San Joaquin River.

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