The Unified Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners is expected to decide on the South Bay Power Plant’s future at its Tuesday morning meeting.

Three of the seven port commissioners have already signaled their intention to follow a Chula Vista City Council recommendation to rid the city’s bay front of power plants. The existing South Bay Power Plant is aging; a new, more efficient plant has been proposed in its place.

Chula Vista’s council doesn’t want the new plant on the bay front and it wants the existing plant torn down. That can’t happen until the 700-megawatt plant is no longer needed to maintain the region’s electricity reliability. We traced the plant’s uncertain future in a story last week.

The port’s board meets at 9 a.m. in the port administration building at 3165 Pacific Highway.


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