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…

CleanPowerSF Accomplishes a Year of Milestones

CleanPowerSF has been growing – rapidly. With the final large enrollment completed, most of San Francisco’s residential customers joined CleanPowerSF and more than quadrupled the SFPUC’s customer base. More customers also means more energy procured and supplied, more mailers sent, and more revenue earned that the SFPUC can reinvest back into the community.   A…

John O’Connell High School Teachers Return for Teacher Externship Program

The SFPUC was thrilled to welcome back John O’Connell High School teachers last month for the Teacher Externship Program. As part of the Teacher Externship Program, John O’Connell High School teachers spend a week on-site at the SFPUC to gain a deeper understanding of SFPUC services and programs. By the end of the week, teachers…