Permanent closure of the half century-old Hunters Point Power Plant is on schedule and set for early April. On February 23, owner Pacific Gas & Electric took one of the last steps needed to make way for the funeral. It filed an advice letter with the California Public Utilities Commission, asking it to speed up the protest period to March 3 and approve the advice letter proposing the shut down by March 15. Eight years ago, PG&E agreed to close the aging facility. The plant sits in the predominantly low-income Hunter\u2019s Point community. PG&E\u2019s agreement with San Francisco, approved by the CPUC, hinged on other projects, like increased transmission into the area, coming online to reduce dependency on the old polluting plant. The completion of the Jefferson-Martin 230 kV transmission project and 115 kV Potrero-Hunters line made way for the shut down. In January, PG&E amended it reliability run contract with the grid operator to allow the closure upon the operation of the two high voltage projects.