Bay Area Power Plants Under Review

TURN opposes PG&E’s proposal to build a $1.5 billion generating plant in Oakley, CA.

Separate meetings this week will mull the future of two power plants—one that might be built in Oakley in the East Bay and one that might be torn down in San Francisco’s Potrero neighborhood.

The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to rule Thursday on a plan by Pacific Gas & Electric to build a power plant in Oakley, which is opposed by utility and environmental activists. The Utility Reform Network’s Mindy Spatt explained the opposition today in BeyondChron.

The board of the California Independent Systems is scheduled today and tomorrow to meet and consider whether Mirant Corp’s power plant in San Francisco can be switched off. The Bay Guardian explains how Trans Bay Cable operations could see the plant shuttered within the next several months.

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