The Chula Vista City Council and the Unified Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners have a joint meeting scheduled Thursday to talk about the future of the aging South Bay Power Plant.

According to the council agenda, the two agencies will “hear from key entities that have jurisdiction and influence over the potential siting and permitting of the proposed facility.”

LS Power, a New Jersey-based company, has plans to replace the aging 706-megawatt power plant with a more efficient 620-megawatt plant, which would create enough energy to power 600,000 homes. The new plant would use technology that creates energy about 2.5 times more efficiently and would free up 115 acres of bay-front land for redevelopment. The land has been eyed as a possible Chargers stadium site.

No action is expected at the meeting. It’s happening at 4 p.m. at Chula Vista City Hall.

If you’re interested, we’ve recently taken a look at the proposal and its air pollution implications.


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