Stay Home and Fight Climate Change from Your Couch

As many San Franciscans continue to shelter in place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it means some of us are spending more time working, parenting, cooking, and binge-watching TV at home. Keeping the lights on longer at home might not seem like a big deal, but greenhouse gas emissions from our electricity use do…

How Emily Alt Has Worn Many Hats (and Costumes, and Masks Too) During COVID-19

The SFPUC’s External Affairs’ Sustainability, Planning, and Budget Manager Emily Alt is known for many things: her expert management of the SFPUC’s External Affairs budget, commitment to data-based decision making, and flair for creative homemade costumes to name a few. When the City activated a shelter-in-place order in early March, Alt stepped up to serve an…

Here’s How CleanPowerSF Customers Can Save on Their Electricity Bill

CleanPowerSF is working towards a future where clean energy is affordable and accessible to all. The SFPUC recognizes the hardships customers may be facing as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The SFPUC also recognizes that customers may be using more energy than they typically do while sheltering in place at home. Since…

Why Murshida Chowdhury Believes the Future is Female

Murshida Chowdhury starts her day by making sure that her most urgent work gets done first. Chowdhury, Utility Analyst in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise, supports customer programs for energy efficiency and other distributed energy resource programs for Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF customers. Her responsibilities also includes helping her team develop marketing and outreach to…

SFPUC Brings More Solar to Local Schools with Completion of Two New Sites

More students across the San Francisco school district are now learning in classrooms powered by solar energy harvested above their heads. The SFPUC’s Power Enterprise Distributed Energy Resources (DER) team has much to celebrate this new year with the completion of two new rooftop solar projects at Philip and Sala Burton Academic High School (Burton…

SFPUC Wins Communications Award for 100 Years of Clean Power Campaign

The SFPUC’s Communications team supporting the Power Enterprise won the American Public Power Association’s 2019 Excellence in Web and Social Media Communications Award. The annual awards recognize utilities that demonstrate outstanding work in print, digital, web, social media, and video communications. This is the second year running that the SFPUC has been honored, and this…