A public ceremony was held at Chula Vista Bayfront Park on September 10, 2015 to unveil a new monument honoring the history of the former South Bay Power Plant. Titled "Powering the Arts," the 25-foot high structure is partially comprised of artifacts salvaged from the site of the former plant.
The South Bay Power Plant was located on the waterfront of Chula Vista from 1958-2013. During that time, it provided essential power to the region. Hundreds of locals were employed there over the decades. In October 2010, the California Independent System Operator notified the plant's operator, Dynegy South Bay, that the plant could be taken out of service because it was no longer needed for the region's power grid. On February 2, 2013, the plant was imploded.