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CleanPowerSF is San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program. Community Choice Aggregation is a State program that allows cities and counties to partner with their utility (PG&E) to deliver cleaner energy to residents and businesses. Under these programs, PG&E continues to maintain the power grid, respond to outages and send you your monthly bill (with CleanPowerSF charges replacing certain PG&E charges).
Cleaner energy! It’s that simple. This is your chance to help save the environment right from the comfort of your home. CleanPowerSF will reduce your personal carbon footprint and will reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. By aggregating San Francisco’s demand for energy, CleanPowerSF leverages this demand to generate and source cleaner energy that protects the environment and supports our local economy. CleanPowerSF will offer cost-effective, cleaner energy alternatives for your homes and businesses. Because CleanPowerSF is not-for-profit, ratepayer funds will be reinvested locally in energy efficiency programs and new renewable energy facilities.
How Your Energy Supply Works Today
You don’t have a choice in how PG&E generates your power. Most of your electricity is generated from nuclear, natural gas and other unspecified energy sources. Only 29.5% is actually renewable*. PG&E distributes this energy to you through their power lines.
CleanPowerSF Energy is Cleaner
CleanPowerSF will generate more of your electricity from cleaner, renewable resources. Our GREEN product will contain 35% renewable energy, for your home or business from sources like solar and wind. That cleaner energy will continue to be delivered to you by PG&E.
Same Price + Same Service, Just Cleaner Energy
With CleanPowerSF’s GREEN product, the only thing that changes is that you’ll receive cleaner energy at a cheaper price. PG&E will continue to deliver your electricity, maintain the power grid and respond to outages. PG&E will also continue to send your monthly bill (with CleanPowerSF charges replacing certain PG&E charges). CleanPowerSF will begin automatically delivering this cleaner energy to San Francisco neighborhoods in phases starting in May 2016.
Become a Sustainability Super Hero with SuperGreen
CleanPowerSF’s GREEN energy is a great first step toward sustainability, but you can make the ultimate clean energy commitment by choosing to enroll in SuperGreen – CleanPowerSF’s 100% California-certified renewable energy product (no unbundled RECs). For just two (2) cents per kilowatt-hour, you can make a huge impact by cutting your greenhouse gas emissions from your electricity supply to zero. That’s how we improve air quality. That’s how we fight climate change right here in San Francisco – and around the globe.
If you’re enrolled in one of PG&E’s Assistance Programs, such as California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE), those programs will continue to apply to you as a CleanPowerSF GREEN customer. The only thing that changes is that you’ll be receiving cleaner energy for less than what you would otherwise pay as an Assistance Program participant.
When can I expect the Power of Choice
CleanPowerSF is a partnership with PG&E. Starting in May 2016, PG&E will automatically begin delivering CleanPowerSF’s GREEN product (cleaner energy for less than current PG&E rates) to select parts of the City.
If you don’t want cleaner energy for a cheaper price from your existing energy provider, you can opt-out at any time. You can also empower yourself to fight global climate change by upgrading to SuperGreen, our 100% renewable energy option.
Who’s Administering CleanPowerSF?
CleanPowerSF is administered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)—San Francisco’s Cleanest Electric Utility. For nearly 100 years, the SFPUC has generated 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity from the Hetch Hetchy Power System for vital City services and customers like MUNI, SFO, schools, SF General Hospital and others. CleanPowerSF will be administered by the same clean energy experts. We also deliver your great-tasting Hetch Hetchy Tap Water and operate the City’s award-winning San Francisco sewer system.
* Cited from PG&E's 2016 Form 10-K filing.