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…

How San Francisco Continues its Advance Toward Public Power

After Governor Newsom recently demanded sweeping reforms to PG&E and said the utility, in its current form, “no longer exists,” and Senator Wiener’s bill announced this week to turn PG&E into a publicly-owned utility, the City and County of San Francisco has launched the Our City, Our Power, a new campaign highlighting San Francisco’s ongoing…

It’s the Sun, My Dear Watson

CleanPowerSF now serves more than 375,000 residents and businesses in San Francisco with clean power. But where does all that energy, which powers Netflix binging, late-night refrigerated snacks, and nighttime reading lamps, actually come from? For many, it is a bit of a mystery. CleanPowerSF sources power from a variety of renewable and greenhouse gas-free…

CleanPowerSF Announces Largest Commitment to Date in New Wind, Solar Projects

CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the SFPUC, is making significant investment in San Francisco’s clean energy future. The SFPUC has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California. The developments, which will create more than 500 jobs and generate about 1 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy per…

Public Power, the Future of San Francisco

At the beginning of 2019, the SFPUC officially started on the path toward public power in San Francisco. At the request of Mayor London Breed, the agency put together a plan to examine the possibility of purchasing PG&E equipment in the City. The result was a $2.5 billion offer to the company—a proposal that was…

A Look Back in History: Dreams of Revival

Construction on the original Moccasin Powerhouse, which was built as a component of the Hetch Hetchy Project system, started in fall 1921. The facility was completed and began generating power on August 14, 1925. The Moccasin Dam was completed in 1930 as a regulating reservoir for the outlet of the turbines for the Moccasin Powerhouse….