A 97 to 98 percent reduction is impossible because in order to maintain that they have 100 percent reduction at times. It's an average."
The need for new power generation in San Francisco has been pushed by the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO), but environmental groups have urged the city to challenge that mandate. Former California Public Utilities Commission president Loretta Lynch, who spoke against the retrofit plan at the hearing, told the Guardian afterward, "The ISO are ideologues, not engineers. They have no basis in fact that we need any peninsula power production."
Supervisors passed a resolution asking the SFPUC to develop a transmission-only plan to meet Cal-ISO's reliability demands. The SFPUC said it will present something within the next couple of months.