Inspiring the Next Generation with Solar Power

On a cloudy, blustery November day in San Francisco, 33 high-school students trudged up 24th Avenue in the Sunset neighborhood to visit their local solar array. Guided by Utility Specialist John Zech and Power Communications Manager Peter Gallotta, the eleventh-grade class, along with teachers Valerie Ziegler and Alan Calac, learned the importance and benefits of…

Celebrate Public Power Week and Hetch Hetchy Power With Us

October is a time for plump pumpkins, spiced lattes, and frightening costumes. But did you know that this month also celebrates Public Power Week? Every year during the first full week of October, public power utilities across the country celebrate Public Power Week to highlight the benefits of community-owned electricity providers like lower rates and…

How the SFPUC Prepares for Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is upon us and 2021 is shaping up to be the worst year yet. Over two million acres have burned in over 7,000 fires—and it’s only September. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and drier conditions all play a role. According to…

CleanPowerSF Encourages Local Community-Based Organizations to Participate as Sponsors of New Solar Energy Projects

CleanPowerSF, one of the SFPUC’s renewable electricity service programs, is announcing new initiatives that will offer access to 100 percent renewable energy at a 20 percent discount for eligible residential customers. One of the initiatives invites local community-based organizations to participate as project sponsors. The programs, supported by the California Public Utilities Commission, are designed…

SFMTA Becomes First Hetch Hetchy Power Premium Customer

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) operates one of the nation’s largest fleets of clean, electric-powered buses, light-rail vehicles, and cable-cars. Yet Muni just got even greener thanks to Hetch Hetchy Power, the City’s public power utility. They are the first customer to take advantage of Hetch Hetchy Power Premium electricity service. Hetch Hetchy…

CleanPowerSF Joins New Joint Powers Agency to Advance Climate Goals

CleanPowerSF, one of the SFPUC’s renewable energy programs, is officially a member of the California Community Power Joint Powers Agency (JPA). Now, CleanPowerSF can join other organizations to increase its buying power for the purchase of new clean energy and reliability resources that will help advance state and local climate action goals. “Addressing the challenges…