CleanPowerSF Achieves Renewable Energy Goals Ahead of Schedule

On Earth Day, Mayor London N. Breed also announced San Francisco is exceeding its key environmental goals, including that CleanPowerSF will provide all customer 100% renewable electricity by 2025.  The transition to 100% renewable energy is five years ahead of CleanPowerSF’s initial goal of 2030 and 20 years ahead of California’s projected timeline. CleanPowerSF Green customers are currently receiving…

Celebrate Earth Month Through Sustainable Gardening

On Thursday, April 22, the world is coming together to celebrate Earth Day to “Restore Our Earth.” To celebrate, the SFPUC is hosting a free webinar to learn environmentally friendly gardening methods. The webinar, “Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden, Healthy Planet,” invites participants to learn how healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy, resilient garden…

SFPUC Completes First Solar Plus Storage Project

The SFPUC recently completed its first solar plus storage installation at the SFPD Academy in Diamond Heights. While the SFPUC owns and operates numerous solar arrays across the city that provide energy to Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF customers, this new installation includes a storage component to help build resiliency into our power grid. The…

Transforming San Francisco Stormwater Resiliency One Parcel at a Time

When heavy rains hit San Francisco, how does the City alleviate the burden on the combined sewer system and protect the health and safety of the public and environment? Through landscapes and systems that soak up the rainwater, protect the surrounding waterways and beautify the environment. Green infrastructure is a set of highly engineered systems…

How You Can Restore the Earth: Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Close your eyes and imagine you are looking at one of your favorite places in San Francisco: Lombard Street, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, or the sunny Mission District. Now picture everything on the streets and sidewalks – chemicals seeping out from cars, candy wrappers, discarded face masks, tree leaves, and anything that’s flowed…

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…