Wastewater Samples Help Researchers Monitor Nursing Home for COVID-19 Outbreak

The State Water Resources Control Board and the California Water Quality Monitoring Council recently recognized the SFPUC and other agencies for their role in developing and implementing wastewater monitoring to manage the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have sought ways to identify signs of…

How Emily Lam Advocates and Champions Equity in the Workplace

Last month, the Association of Women in Water, Energy & Environment hosted “Lessons from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Leaders.” Among the featured panelists was Emily Lam, Deputy Assistant General Manager of External Affairs. We caught up with Emily to find out more about the work being done to advocate for racial equity at the…

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…

How Alyssa Vu Uplifts Her Coworkers Through Science and Their Differences

“Celebrating colleagues’ diverse backgrounds and experiences is part of the job,” says Alyssa Vu. “Uplifting their stories and perspectives allows the SFPUC to be a more inclusive workplace.” Vu is a Senior People Science & Strategy Analyst in the SFPUC’s Human Resource Services department. Vu’s role leverages her background in data and research to support…

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…