NEW YORK - NRG Energy Inc planned to restart the 836-megawatt Unit 1 at the Limestone coal-fired power station in Texas on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, the company told Texas regulators in a report.

The unit shut by Sept. 28 to fix a boiler tube leak.

The 1,614 MW Limestone station is located in Jewett in Limestone County, about 120 miles northwest of Houston. There are two units at the station, the 836 MW Unit 1 and the 864 MW Unit 2, which entered service in 1985 and 1986, respectively.

One MW powers about 500 homes in Texas.

NRG, of Princeton, New Jersey, owns and operates more than 24,000 MW of generation in the United States and provides power to more than 1.7 million customers in Texas. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Picinich)