SFPUC’s Power Programs Work to Tackle Climate Crisis Head On

Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and has many broad-reaching impacts on human health, the economy, and the stability of the natural environment. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases, which trap heat and block it from escaping the atmosphere, significantly disrupts the Earth’s climate systems as we know them. Low-income populations, indigenous groups, and…

CleanPowerSF Customer Spotlight: Kantine

At the corner of Market and Guerrero Streets in San Francisco, nestled between a tailor and a neighborhood bar, sits a quaint outpost of Denmark. Kantine, a casual Scandinavian-inspired restaurant owned by Chef Nichole Accettola and Joachim Majholm (pictured below), continues to offer customers a daily slice of European fare despite the setbacks the COVID-19 pandemic…

Hetch Hetchy Power Recognized as Smart Energy Provider

Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s public power utility, has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.  “This designation highlights utilities that are constantly striving to…

New Energy-Efficient Lights Brighten Golden Gate Park

Bikers, joggers and power-walkers enjoying the Slow Streets program in Golden Gate Park will now have another reason to cheer—enhanced, energy-efficient lighting along popular paths in the park. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) partnered with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to purchase and install over 400 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for historic…

Public Power Week: Manuel Ramirez Brings Public Power to New Local Projects

Manuel Ramirez doesn’t need a crystal ball to glean insights of the future for Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s public power utility. He’s already planning for it.  As the Manager for Redevelopment Projects, Manuel and his team build out new electrical infrastructure so Hetch Hetchy Power can energize large redevelopment projects in San Francisco. Specifically,…