But if the city owned the plants, the city could shut them down anytime, whenever enough renewables were available. Mirant won't shut down anything that is bringing in cash.
Mirkarimi and Peskin are working on the details of a public power measure, but the outlines ought to be clear: it should mandate that the SFPUC create and implement a plan to put the city in the retail power business, in compliance with the letter and spirit of the Raker Act and get rid of PG&E and Mirant. The supervisors should put that on the November ballot.
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