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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 investor-owned utility (PG&E in San Francisco) 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.
Cleaner energy! It’s that simple. This is your chance to help save the environment right from the comfort of your home. CleanPowerSF reduces your personal carbon footprint and reduces 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 offers 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 power. Most of PG&E's 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 generates more of your electricity from cleaner, renewable resources, like solar and wind. Our GREEN product contains 35% renewable energy, for your home or business, sourced principally from Bay Area wind energy projects. This 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 receive cleaner energy at a competitive price. PG&E continues to deliver your electricity, maintain the power grid and respond to outages. PG&E also continues to send your monthly bill (with CleanPowerSF charges replacing certain PG&E charges). CleanPowerSF began automatically delivering this cleaner energy to San Francisco neighborhoods in phases 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 continue to apply to you as a CleanPowerSF GREEN customer. The only thing that changes is that you’re receiving cleaner energy at a competitive price compared to 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. In May 2016, PG&E automatically began delivering CleanPowerSF’s GREEN product (cleaner energy at competitive rates) to select parts of the City.
If you don’t want cleaner energy for a competitive 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 is 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.