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…

A Look Back in History: The SFPUC and PG&E “Back in the Day”

In 1934, the Hetch Hetchy system brought water to San Francisco, and Hetch Hetchy had been generating power for some time. Its power transmission lines never reached beyond PG&E’s Newark substation. PG&E received this power and delivered the same amount into San Francisco on its distribution system – at a profit. By 1940, San Francisco…

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…

How the Matrix 4, Keanu Reeves and the SFPUC Come Together

Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, and…Jerry Dille? If one were to venture out to theaters next May to see the new Matrix 4 movie—which has been filming in San Francisco as explosions tear through the Financial District and actors leap off buildings—they may see the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise Communication Line Supervisor Jerry Dille in the…

Your Morning Routine, Brought to You by the SFPUC

B-E-E-P! A fully-charged cellphone alarm startles you out of bed. Time to begin your morning routine! Bleary eyed, you flick on the lights. You brew coffee and turn on the morning news. You flip on the overhead fan as you start your hot shower. It hasn’t even been ten minutes yet, and you have used…

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…