Posts Tagged ‘generator’

How to Live in San Francisco Rent-Free for the Long Term – Just Get Yourself an RV, No Problem

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Eventually, NIMBY homeowners, who, you know, have nothing against you personally but they just want you gone gone gone, will contact the authoritahs and here’s what they’ll do. They’ll send somebody over to knock on your door to see what you’re up to.

And here’s what you’ll do: NOTHING. And then the cops will leave. Easy peasy.

Eventually, you’ll get a colony going, you’ll be trading tips and laughing at the uptight NIMBY homeowners, you know, those impotent people.

You’ll be there for years, saving all kinds of money on rent, utilities and whatnot.

Baker, recently:

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Post, a while back:

Hurray?

Decommissioning of Our Shut-Down Potrero Power Plant Starts Tomorrow, March 1, 2011 – Whither the Iconic Tower?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Today, the old girl is sitting around waiting for the order to fire up to make you some electricity, should the need arise.

But tomorrow? Not so much. All the deets.

As I’ll remember her, chugging away heating up Warm Water Cove. Circa aught-seven:

And as she looks today, in front of the historic Sugar House (which is now a cleaned-up DHL warehouse). No more steam:

Good-bye, PPP.

The Cooling of Warm Water Cove – Lawyers Have Decided, So Our Potrero Power Plant Will Go Dark March 1, 2011

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Well, that’s it, after midnight on February 28th, 2011, Mirant (aka GenOn*) will no longer be contrackually obligated to have our iconic Potrero Power Station (aka Potrero Generating Station) standing by ready to power your hair dryer and charge up your sex toys and whatnot.

How Soon Is Now? Pretty soon.

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Has Warm Water Cove cooled down yet? Most likely, since Mirant’s not heating it up anymore. From back in the day:

All the deets:

Potrero reliability must-run agreement (ER11-2218)

On November 30, 2010, Mirant, now known as GenOn, filed revisions to its reliability must run agreement for the Potrero power plant for the 2011 contract year. The agreement includes a new provision that allows the ISO to provide notice of termination during the contract year. All of the terms and conditions were negotiated and agreed to among the affected entities, which include Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the CPUC in addition to GenOn and the ISO. By letter dated December 21, 2010, the ISO provided GenOn with notice of termination effective January 1, 2011. Pursuant to the amendments, the termination of the agreement will be effective as of midnight of February 28, 2011. On January 19, 2011, FERC issued an order accepting the reliability must-run amendments. On January 25, 2011, GenOn filed notice of cancellation of its reliability must-run rate schedule effective February 28, 2011. Responsible attorney: Sidney Davies

*As fine a Michael Crichton made-up evil corporation name that you could hope for…

San Francisco’s Creme Brulee Cart is Powered by Delicious Gasoline: Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Never seen a Yamaha generator before.

What, it costs $1000 for one of these things? (In that case, I think I’d secure it with a bike chain on the mean Streets of San Francisco…)

Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Somebody get this man an AC hook-up, stat.

The Lighted Christmas Motorcycle Trains of San Francisco

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Was ist das you say?

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It’s just one of  the lighted Christmas trains of the Financial District.

See? Somewhere under there is a motosickle…

…and a gasoline-powered Honda generator to make the lights shine.

Merry Christmas!

RV Living is Gaining in Popularity on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, June 15th, 2009

You can save a lot of money on rent if you buy a mobile home and then start living in it for years on the streets of San Francisco.

All you need to do is fire her up once a week to avoid the street sweepers.

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Still Life in Mobile Homes. Click to expand

What was once a single recreational vehicle on this block is now a motionless convoy in 2009. Mercy me.

On It Goes…

Living Off The Grid Yet On The Streets of San Francisco

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Lots of people would like to live in San Francisco, but rents can be high. So, some just get an RV and just put it in a place where it’s free to park overnight. Which is pretty much everywhere in San Francisco.

Get a quiet Blue Max generator (chugga chugga chugga...) to keep your laptop charged up (but don’t tell the CARB!) and find a free source of WiFi, and then you’ll stay connected when you’re living rent-free in the City. Off the grid.

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Still life in mobile homes.

You should be fine as long as you don’t try this in the Sunset district, where they’d run you out of town in a New York minute.