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Morro Bay stacks coming down? Battery and wind power generation coming up

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The old Morro Bay PG&E power plant is currently idle but plans are in the works to bring down the stacks and repurpose the plant for battery energy storage.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Morro Bay City Manager, Scott Collins.

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Morro Bay city manager, Scott Collins.

Collins shares insights about the latest plans to demolish the old PG&E power plant stacks, visions for offshore wind generation, repurposing the old power plant for use as battery storage and how the city is currently promoting Morro Bay tourism.

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U.S. Coast Guard on training mission in Morro Bay Harbor

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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