San Francisco Unified School District Opens First Carbon Neutral Building Energized by Hetch Hetchy Power

As part of San Francisco Unified School District’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, the District recently unveiled its first all-electric school building at the Divisadero campus of Claire Lilienthal School. The brand-new building is entirely energized by 100%  greenhouse gas free Hetch Hetchy Power provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Clean electricity from…

Over 40 Affordable Housing Sites Will be Powered with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The SFPUC announced that the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) will upgrade to the City’s 100 percent renewable energy service at all 43 of its affordable housing sites in San Francisco, providing clean power to more than 5,000 local residents. The TNDC is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and services for people with…

Things You Learn When You Are Stuck in the Elevator with SFPUC Power Staff: Part II

The SFPUC’s Hetch Hetchy Power System and CleanPowerSF programs combined serve about 80% of the City’s electricity demand. To learn more about the people that keep the SFPUC’s power system running, one SFPUC communications team member took another elevator ride to chat with Power Enterprise colleagues on keeping the lights on. Victor Hong – Maintenance…

CleanPowerSF Receives Renowned C40 Cities Award in Copenhagen

San Francisco is being recognized as a global leader in sustainability. CleanPowerSF, the San Francisco’s local renewable energy program, has won a C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award, a prestigious honor that provides international recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership. San Francisco was one of only seven winners from across the globe who…

Things You Learn When You Are Stuck in the Elevator with SFPUC Power Staff

The SFPUC’s Hetch Hetchy Power System and CleanPowerSF programs combined serve about 80% of the City’s electricity demand. What does it take to keep these programs running? As part of Public Power Week and Energy Awareness Month, one SFPUC communications team member took elevator small talk to the next level. The short elevator ride and…