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,…

Celebrating Hetch Hetchy Power During #PublicPowerWeek

At the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, we celebrate a lot of environmental holidays, from World Water Day to Pollution Prevention Week. But one of our favorites is an event you probably never heard of—Public Power Week! From October 4 to 10, we’re celebrating our very own public power utility, Hetch Hetchy Power. For over 100 years, Hetch…

How Hetch Hetchy Power Helped the Salesforce Transit Center to #RebuildBetter

The Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco is more than a regional transit hub—it’s a destination. Overseen by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, it features a beautiful 5.4-acre public park, service for numerous transit systems, trendy restaurants, shops and more. And it’s all powered by 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity supplied by Hetch Hetchy Power. As San Francisco’s…

Ian Anonuevo Prioritizes His Crews’ Safety Amidst Clean Energy Work

Ian Anonuevo helps to flip the switch on clean energy projects in San Francisco.  As an Electronic Maintenance Technician and Supervisor for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Power Enterprise for six years, Anonuevo and his team are responsible for constructing and maintaining electrical equipment on numerous SFPUC-owned developments in the City.  Right now Anonuevo…

How a Little-Known Powerhouse Keeps San Francisco Running

Moccasin Powerhouse is situated near the base of beautiful rolling hills along a creek in Tuolumne County 130 miles east of San Francisco. Unbeknownst to many a visitor passing by, it is a vital resource in the City & County of San Francisco’s Regional Water and Power System. One of three hydroelectric power plants operated…

Keeping Up with Public Information Officer Cassidy Wallerstein

Public Information Officer Cassidy Wallerstein likes to be on the move. You could find her strolling sidewalks for hours in the Presidio, eyeing the detailed architecture and blooming bougainvillea. You might also spot the Southern California native partaking in an intense virtual exercise class midday at a local park. Or, if you were lucky to…