NEW YORK - Southern California Edison shut the 472-megawatt Unit 3 at the Mountainview natural gas-fired power station in Southern California for planned reasons by Sunday afternoon, the California Independent System Operator said in a report.

The 944 MW Mountainview station is located in Redlands in San Bernardino County, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles. The station has two 472 MW combined-cycle Units 3 and 4, which entered service in 2005 and 2006.

Each combined cycle unit has two 142 MW combustion turbines and one 189 MW steam turbine.

Unit 4 remained available for service.

One MW powers about 700 homes in California.

Southern California Edison is a subsidiary of Edison International.

Edison International, of Rosemead, California, owns and operates about 14,000 MW of generating capacity, markets energy commodities in North America, and transmits and distributes electricity to about 4.8 million customers in central and Southern California. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Picinich)