Throwback Thursday: Soon to be a Throwback

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California CA DRE #01490977

Throwback Thursday:

Soon to be a Throwback but When?

 

Encina Power Station in Carlsbad CA

 

The Encina Power Station along the Coast Road in Carlsbad (viewed from above the Carlsbad Flower Fields), about 1.5 miles south of the Village, is soon to be a throwback.

 

Whether you like it or not - and opinions are mixed - the plant is due to be torn down very soon (I have seen a variety of dates but some of the demolition was due to start in December 2019 with completion sometime in 2021).

 

The power plant tower is visible for many miles up and down the coast, and from many points inland, and while one might not like this iconic structure (the plant was built in 1954, the chimney added in the late 1970s), it will certainly be a different landscape in Carlsbad when it's gone.

 

Here's another view, in some of our coastal fog...affectionately called the marine layer.

 

Encina Power Station in coastal fog

 

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing this information.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Apr 24, 2020 06:40 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Jeff - I don't recall ever seeing this in the past on my various trips around Carlsbad.  Maybe other things and destinations on my mind.  Or maybe it's a temporary(or not so temporary) lapse in memory.   

Like it or not, change is a part of life.  

Apr 24, 2020 06:46 AM #6
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Brian England
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It certainly is an interesting looking building.  Speaking of fog are you seeing clearer skies in your area because of less pollution in the air?

Apr 24, 2020 07:01 AM #7
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Not really James Dray it's just that those who have lived with it for many years will miss it. There was an interesting article in our local magazine on this with a wide range of opinions.

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 08:46 AM #8
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Wayne Martin 

There always seems to be varied opinions when development takes place. This plant has been under discussion about being replace for years now.

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 08:47 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jeff,

There are those who hate change, and those who love change.  We all like our. opinion heard.  A

Apr 24, 2020 09:47 AM #10
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Good idea Kat Palmiotti  I plan to. I have several photos I can use.

Hope all is well!

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 11:01 AM #11
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Hi Nina Hollander 

I've always been fascinated by the fog in SF although haven't lived the...I certainly experienced it a number of times.

As far as landmarks, it really depends on what it is. This is a power plant past it's usefulness so it's time to go. Perhaps they'll erect a memorial! There have been some suggestions around that. If nothing else photos will live on.

Jeff

 

Apr 24, 2020 11:04 AM #12
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Thanks Roy Kelley  I appreciate it! You as well.

Michael Jacobs  - no doubt you were thinking of more important things when visiting!!

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 11:07 AM #13
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Not sure Brian England  The last few days have been beautiful and a bright blue sky, so maybe. But off in the distance it's hazy which happens when it's warm here.

Enjoy your weekend at home.

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 02:25 PM #14
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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So very true Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Depends on the change, too. In this case I have no issue with it going. Will it look different? You bet, but can't say I will miss it. And the plant's been replaced by the more efficient Carlsbad Energy Center.

Jeff

Apr 24, 2020 02:29 PM #15
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Jeff what impact will it have on your local power supply?

Apr 24, 2020 03:07 PM #16
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Hi George Souto 

None at all. The new plant is up and running and has been since 2018 when they started to decommission the old plant. The new one is more efficient and can ramp up quickly to deal with the power grid adjustments when needed in a matter of hours. From my limited understanding it's good all around!

Jef

Apr 24, 2020 03:17 PM #17
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Kathy Streib
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Jeff- we do become attached to certain things, don't we? Off the Boca Inlet, there is the infamous pink tower. It's part of the Boca resort, if I remember. Anyway boaters used it to help guide them to the inlet. I remember telling Larry that if they ever demolished it, I wonder how many boaters would know where to go!

Apr 24, 2020 07:54 PM #18
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - It is interesting how some of these plants are right near the beach.  There is one in Huntington Beach as well.  I can remember all the oil wells for miles near the beaches.  Now they are basically gone as well. The only constant is change... as they say. 

Apr 24, 2020 08:43 PM #19
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Lise Howe
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I agree with Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - the only constant is change - plus ca change, plus le meme

Apr 25, 2020 07:46 PM #22
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Great story Kathy Streib !

And in the West LA area, too, near Manhattan Beach Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Lise Howe Oui, c'est vrai!!

Jeff

Apr 25, 2020 08:06 PM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jeff I have driven through your neck of the woods, I must have been arguing with Diane as we drove through but I never noticed this power plant with the Chimney.... keep us posted, Endre

Apr 25, 2020 11:14 PM #24
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - as Kat says save your picture.  i should take the picture of the Indian Point power plant in Westchester which will be decommissioned next year.

Apr 27, 2020 09:06 AM #25
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Jeff, it is tough when icons in a community are torn down.   Memories....

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