NRG Energy Inc. filed a motion with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to suspend its $300 million project application to replace two of three natural gas-fired generation units at the Mandalay Generating Station in Oxnard, CA. The application came after the CEC siting review committee recommended rejecting the 262 MW project. NRG said it may consider withdrawing plans to replace its Ormand Beach (1,516 MW) and Mandalay Bay (560 MW) gas-fired, seawater-cooled baseload generation plants by the end of 2020 as mandated by the state water regulatory board