San Francisco, CA— Since launching three years ago, CleanPowerSF
has saved its customers a collective $3.5 million while delivering a product that is considerably more renewable than the competition, according to latest statistics from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC.)
“When we kicked off CleanPowerSF in 2016, we made a commitment to our customers that we would deliver clean energy at affordable prices,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “Now, three years later, we have stayed true to that pledge. Throughout the history of this program, we have managed to deliver renewable electricity at competitive prices. We know that our customers value price stability and affordability, and we are committed to meeting their expectations.”
After the recent completion of the largest and last major enrollment of CleanPowerSF, more than 360,000 customers and businesses are now receiving renewable energy from the City’s local power program. Operated by the SFPUC, CleanPowerSF has saved those customers $3.5 million by delivering rates that are cheaper than the rates offered by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
In addition to saving its customers money, CleanPowerSF has consistently offered a greener alternative to PG&E. In 2016, CleanPowerSF’s Green product was 7 percent more renewable than the PG&E default product, and for the past two years, the Green service has been approximately 10 percent more renewable. San Francisco residents and businesses clearly trust CleanPowerSF—the program has a 97 percent retention rate among its customers.
Having access to a cheaper, greener energy product is a key priority of San Francisco residents. According to a poll conducted earlier this year, nearly 70 percent of respondents were in favor of the SFPUC delivering public power to the City, citing more affordable rates and cleaner energy alternatives as reasons for their support.
Along with managing CleanPowerSF, the SFPUC delivers 100 percent greenhouse gas free hydroelectricity to municipal facilities such as City Hall, the San Francisco International Airport, public schools and libraries, Muni vehicles and more. Because of those two clean power programs, the SFPUC now meets almost 80 percent of the electricity demand for San Francisco.
About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco, and generates clean power for municipal buildings, residents, and businesses. The SFPUC’s mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.sfwater.org.