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 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…

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…

As At-Home Energy Use Goes Up, Discount Programs Help Customers Save

The SFPUC recognizes the hardships customers may be facing as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sheltering in place at home. Since the City’s Public Health Order to stay at home went into effect, the CleanPowerSF program has seen about a 7% increase in residential electricity usage across San Francisco. More energy…

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…