RRI Energy Cuts Power at Etiwanda Plant in California

RRI Energy Inc., a Houston-based power producer, cut output at a natural gas-fired electricity plant in California.

The 320-megawatt Etiwanda Generating Station Unit 3 was operating at 8 percent capacity, having idled 295 megawatts for unplanned reasons as of 3:15 p.m. local time today, the California Independent System Operator said in a status report.

The unit was operating at full capacity at the same time yesterday, a previous report showed.

The generator is part of a 640-megawatt station that is located east of Los Angeles in Rancho Cucamonga.

One megawatt can power 800 typical U.S. homes.

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