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…

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…