According to the SF Chronicle, 4 out of 5 residents haven’t heard of the Clean Power SF program that the Board of Supervisors adopted recently after years of debate.
This coming Monday, the SF PUC is set to vote on the ceiling rate for power under the Clean Power SF program. The Clean Power SF program represents the first time that San Francisco residents will have a choice about their power generation source, because PG&E has had a monopoly on power generation and distribution in San Francisco for decades.
Beginning this fall (October, if all goes well), about half of SF’s residential energy customers will find themselves automatically enrolled in the program that provides energy from 100% renewable energy sources. If you find yourself auto-enrolled in the new program, you can opt-out and revert back to the “normal” PG&E rates and energy sources.
The question of what it will cost residents enrolled in Clean Power SF remains to be answered. After the vote by the SF PUC this coming Monday, energy consumers in SF will know the ceiling rate for the Clean Power SF program, and be able to make an informed decision about paying more for clean energy.
Shell Shocked SF is a website against the program that is paid for by IBEW Local 1245. According to their website, “Contracting with Shell would hurt our members, their families and all San Franciscans who would face higher rates and fewer local jobs as a result. IBEW 1245 represents over 19,000 utility workers in Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada.”
Clean Power SF is a website that touts the benefits of the program, and appears to be paid for and/or operated by the SF Public Utility Commission.