Posts Tagged ‘Community Power’

America’s First Solar Powered Gas Station: The Shell at 444 Divisadero Betwixt Oak and Fell

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

You, people love to complain about the low-cost ARCO right next door, but this Shell station at the corner of Divisadero and Oak in the EaPA doesn’t get criticized one bit.

Don’t know why.

Anyway, here they are, all those solar panels, facing more west than south, IMO:

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Get all the deets right here, about the Kyocera photovoltaic panels and Sunny Boy inverters and whatnot.


Cal-ISO Meets This Morning to Determine Fate of Mirant Power Plant – Watch It Live

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Get up to speed here on the issue of San Francisco’s 362 MW Potrero Power Plant and then watch live the Cal-ISO meeting that will help determine our future. Deets below.

See that big tower at the end of the street? That’s the natural gas-fired Mirant generation plant in San Francisco:


WHAT:          The California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) will finalize their recommendation to keep some or all of San Francisco’s dirty Potrero Power Plant running through the end of 2010.
                        San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Supervisors, environmentalists and community leaders have unanimously called for the power plant to shut down in its entirety when the new Trans Bay Cableplugs into San Francisco early next year.  In August, City Attorney Herrera announced an agreement between the city and power plant operator Mirant to shut down the entire facility upon receiving the blessing of the Cal-ISO.
At the September 11 Cal-ISO meeting, ISO staff said that they would negotiate a terms with Mirant to shut down most of the power plant when the cable comes online, and that contract is expected to be presented today.  On Monday, community and environmental groups Brightline Defense Project, Greenaction, SF Community Power, and the S.F. Green Party asked ISO CEO Yakout Mansour to confirm during today’s meeting that the entire plant will shut down when the cable becomes operational.
WHO:             Cal-ISO CEO Yakout Mansour, the Cal-ISO Board of Governors, representatives of the San Francisco elected family(expected), community and environmental groups including Brightline and Greenaction
WHERE:       Cal-ISO Headquarters, 151 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, California
Hearing will be streamed online at– use Conference ID # 968776 and leave “Passcode” blank
WHEN:          Thursday, October 29, 2009. Hearing starts at 11:00 a.m., power plants are Item 6, full agenda online at