How to Prepare for Wildfire Season and Public Safety Power Shutoffs

With warmer weather in the summer and fall comes the increased risk of wildfires. To reduce the risk of wildfires, planned power outages called Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events may occur to keep the public safe. PG&E will issue a PSPS in response to extreme weather, such as intense heat and strong winds. During…

CleanPowerSF Achieves Renewable Energy Goals Ahead of Schedule

On Earth Day, Mayor London N. Breed also announced San Francisco is exceeding its key environmental goals, including that CleanPowerSF will provide all customer 100% renewable electricity by 2025.  The transition to 100% renewable energy is five years ahead of CleanPowerSF’s initial goal of 2030 and 20 years ahead of California’s projected timeline. CleanPowerSF Green customers are currently receiving…

SFPUC Completes First Solar Plus Storage Project

The SFPUC recently completed its first solar plus storage installation at the SFPD Academy in Diamond Heights. While the SFPUC owns and operates numerous solar arrays across the city that provide energy to Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF customers, this new installation includes a storage component to help build resiliency into our power grid. The…

Our Top 10 Holiday Light Displays of 2020

It wouldn’t be the holidays without lots of bright twinkling lights blanketing the city. Thanks to Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF, the SFPUC is powering many of your favorite holiday light displays across San Francisco with clean energy. As you celebrate the holidays with friends and family, be sure to check out a few of…

Public Power for Public Housing? In San Francisco, It’s Already a Reality.

The transition to clean energy has many positive impacts – cleaner air, lowered greenhouse gas emissions, and job creation. Unfortunately, these benefits are often realized in wealthier and whiter communities first, resulting in a disparity in access to clean energy and its benefits for low-income communities and communities of color. In addition, these communities are…

Flex Alert: Conserve Energy During the Heatwave

A state-wide Flex Alert has been issued directing Californians to conserve electricity through Thursday, asking Californians to conserve energy, especially between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The heatwave in California is causing strain on the state’s grid, which can result in power outages. Power outages can occur when there is not a sufficient amount…