Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy: CleanPowerSF Energy Contracts

Some people may be curious about the clean energy resources that are generating electricity to power their homes and businesses in San Francisco. For CleanPowerSF customers, the SFPUC sources clean energy from all over the Golden State. Since launching in 2016, the SFPUC, through CleanPowerSF, has committed to a multitude of clean, renewable energy projects…

Why Different Perspectives Help Manisha Kothari with Creative Water Solutions

As California experiences another dry year, Manisha Kothari’s job to innovate and problem solve continues to be urgent. Kothari is an Alternative Water Supply Program Manager with the SFPUC’s Water Resources Division, where she leads planning efforts to identify new water supply sources to meet future needs. She focuses on water supply planning and project…

How Grace Kay Helps San Francisco Have a Brighter and More Inclusive Future

“My hope is that I can help San Francisco have a brighter and more inclusive future,” said Grace Kay. Kay is a utility specialist with the Regulatory and Legislative Compliance team in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise. Her role focuses on advocating for policies in various local, state and federal legislative, and regulatory venues to help…

How Southeast Plant Workers Show Care for Each Other and Our Infrastructure

Imagine 80% of San Francisco’s wastewater being transported to one treatment plant. What does that look like? No need to imagine, at the SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) crews are working 24/7 to treat millions of gallons of wastewater a day. During the pandemic, workers at SEP have not missed a beat as they continue…

How Derek Kim Uses His Role to Fight Against COVID and Discrimination

Along with many people across the globe, Derek Kim’s world turned upside down last year. In the middle of a pandemic, Kim joined the SFPUC as the Deputy People Officer in the Human Resource Services (HRS) department in October 2020. He onboarded with the agency and jumped into supporting HRS team members to meet the…