The SFPUC has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020. Hetch Hetchy Power, the City’s public power utility, was one of the nation’s most dependable service providers last year, according to the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
APPA helps electric utilities like the SFPUC track power outage and restoration data through its eReliability Tracker service. Once a year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for all types of electric utilities. Hetch Hetchy Power scored in the top 25 percent of all utilities for System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) based on EIA data from 2015 – 2019.
Hetch Hetchy Power provides 100 percent greenhouse gas-free energy to public facilities such as City Hall, schools and libraries, some private commercial developments like Salesforce Transit Center, and affordable housing. Along with CleanPowerSF, the City’s community choice aggregation program, the two systems meet more than 70 percent of the electricity demand in San Francisco.