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…

As At-Home Energy Use Goes Up, Discount Programs Help Customers Save

The SFPUC recognizes the hardships customers may be facing as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sheltering in place at home. Since the City’s Public Health Order to stay at home went into effect, the CleanPowerSF program has seen about a 7% increase in residential electricity usage across San Francisco. More energy…

San Francisco Unified School District Opens First Carbon Neutral Building Energized by Hetch Hetchy Power

As part of San Francisco Unified School District’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, the District recently unveiled its first all-electric school building at the Divisadero campus of Claire Lilienthal School. The brand-new building is entirely energized by 100%  greenhouse gas free Hetch Hetchy Power provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Clean electricity from…

How Drinking Water Powers San Francisco

San Francisco’s delicious Hetch Hetchy tap water is famous, but what few people know is that this water also powers the City. The same force of gravity that propels Hetch Hetchy water across California and to your tap is also harnessed to generate clean, 100% greenhouse gas-free Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric power. Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric power…

Solar Installation Lifts Off at the San Francisco Opera House

Construction has started on the SFPUC’s latest rooftop solar installation at the Opera House in Civic Center. The rooftop solar system, which joins other installations around the city, will produce between 138,00 and 145,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year, which would be enough electricity to power about 20 homes for a year. The SFPUC…