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Dynegy Increases Power at South Bay Gas Plant in California

Dynegy Inc., a Houston-based power producer, restarted a generating unit in Southern California.

The company’s 149.6-megawatt South Bay Unit 2 was operating at full capacity as of as of 3:15 p.m. local time today, the California Independent System Operator said in a report.

The unit was shut for unplanned reasons at the same time yesterday according to the previous day’s report. The facility’s 222-megawatt Unit 4 was offline for a third day, reports showed.

The generators are part of a natural gas-fired plant with a total capacity of 706 megawatts located south of San Diego in the city of Chula Vista.

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

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