NRG Energy Inc. and Siemens Energy Inc. dedicated the El Segundo Energy Center located near Los Angeles, California, on September 12th. This is the second Flex-Plant to open in California after the nation's first in Lodi that went into commercial operation last year. Siemens Energy has supplied and commissioned the two Flex-Plant combined cycle power islands. In total they have an installed capacity of 550 megawatts (MW) – enough to supply efficient and flexible electricity to approximately 450,000 Californian homes.
El Segundo is the second Flex-Plant in California Lodi. The two units can achieve 300 megawatts (MW) in less than 10 minutes, allowing the plant to back up intermittent renewable power generation.