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A Central Coast city is taking a big step towards going green: the City of Pismo Beach is flipping the switch this week on a new $4.9 million dollar solar power system at its Frady Lane wastewater treatment facility.

(NRG Energy)

The fate of a controversial power plant proposed for the South Coast apparently could remain up in the air until well into 2018.

With some older power plants set to close in the next few years in Oxnard, NRG Energy has been seeking a California Energy Commission permit to build a new facility, the Puente Power Project,  at the oceanfront site. A coalition of groups opposes the plans because of environmental and social justice concerns.