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…

SFPUC Installs New Equipment to Help Customers on Treasure Island

The SFPUC, along with the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), is working to install new equipment and improve power reliability on Treasure Island. Specifically, the goals are to limit outages, minimize the number of customers affected by outages that do occur, and improve repair times. The SFPUC began the process last month with the installation…

Hetch Hetchy Power Illuminates Pink Triangle for SF Pride Celebration

Beginning this weekend, the SFPUC’s Hetch Hetchy Power will illuminate The Pink Triangle, a beloved beacon of hope and inclusion in San Francisco’s annual Pride celebration. All 2,700 LED nodes of pink light atop Twin Peaks will be energized by our 100% greenhouse-gas free hydropower. Mayor London Breed will flip the switch to light the display on Saturday evening.  Since 1996, the Pink Triangle had been…

Why Yasmin Khalil Provides and Protects at the SFPUC’s DOC

As a Management Assistant for the SFPUC, San Francisco native Yasmin Khalil keeps the Power Enterprise buzzing. She provides critical support on contract management and budgeting for the agency’s two clean power programs: Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF. In practice, that means Khalil is often a go-to for staff questions on everything from billing codes…

It’s All in the Details for Stephanie Murti

Stephanie Murti had only been at the SFPUC for three weeks when Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In less than a month, Murti went from new employee orientation to becoming Planning Section Chief of the agency’s Department Operations Center (DOC). Talk about whiplash.  Fortunately for Murti, serving in this role is not all that different from what she was…