Posts Tagged ‘iso’

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…

The Giant Shipping Containers of the Port of Oakland Look Super Small from Twin Peaks

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Here’s the view, filled with direct-from-China ISO standard shipping containers, direct-from-China freighters* and the legs of the iconic direct-from-China AT-AT Imperial Walker ship cranes:

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Giant boxes in the harbor
Giant boxes made of aluminum**
Giant boxes, giant boxes
Giant boxes, all the same

There’s a green one and a red one
And a blue one and a purple one
And they’re all made out of aluminum**
And they all look just the same

*Which hardly ever crash into the Bay Bridge and leak bunker fuel all over the place

**Or steel

A.P. Moller-Maersk Group 2,045,776545 Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. 1,638,962414 CMA CGM 1,100,007384 American President Lines 589,879147 Evergreen Marine Corporation 554,725152 Hapag-Lloyd 541,811124 COSCO 498,437134 CSAV 469,428128 Hanjin Shipping 448,05198 China Shipping Container Lines 440,236122 NYK Line 365,03495 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines 363,18894 Orient Overseas Container Line 353,33877 Hamburg Süd 338,778109 Zim Integrated Shipping Services 322,68596 K Line 318,19382 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation 313,37977 Hyundai Merchant Marine 271,60452 Pacific International Lines 227,649126 UASC 199,08250

Potrero Hill’s Potrero Power Plant To Go Offline in Early 2011?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Rebecca Bowe has the story of the coming end of San Francisco’s 362 MW Potrero Power Plant early next year.

Perhaps we should rename the PPP’s iconic red tower “Coit Tower South” and charge tourists admission to take rides to the top?

It’s a landmark now, right?

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Cutout, 2 levels:

Cutout, 3 levels:

Cutout, 4 levels:

Cutout, 5 levels:

Cutout, 6 levels:

Cutout, 6 levels, version 2:

Cutout, 7 levels: