The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on October 3 passed a resolution that will extend the participation of CleanPowerSF in California Community Power, a Joint Powers Agency comprising nine California community choice aggregators, for the next 25 years.
CleanPowerSF is the community choice energy program of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Specifically, the resolution reauthorizes the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s cost for CleanPowerSF’s participation in California Community Power with a not to exceed amount of $4,772,710 for a duration of twenty-five years from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2048.
“CleanPowerSF is committed to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power for our 385,000 customers,” said Michael Hyams, Director of CleanPowerSF.
“Our membership in California Community Power has helped our program meet these operational goals thanks to the combined purchasing power of multiple community choice energy providers coming together,” he said.
“As a result of our membership, we have been able to source power from long-lead time and larger clean energy projects in California, which otherwise may not be feasible or cost-effective to pursue on our own,” Hyams said.
“Since joining California Community Power in 2021, CleanPowerSF ratepayers have benefited from the joint procurement of new long-lead time clean energy resource projects, including two long duration energy storage projects and two geothermal projects. Together these procurements will support CleanPowerSF’s compliance with California Public Utilities Commission orders to supply specific types and volumes of renewable energy for our customers,” he said.
“Extending our membership in California Community Power for the next 25 years will help CleanPowerSF continue to meet the financial sustainability goals of our program, keeping rates affordable for customers while supplying the clean, reliable energy they have come to depend on.”
In April 2021, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that CleanPowerSF will provide all customers 100% renewable electricity by 2025, five years ahead of the city's original goal of 2030 and 20 years ahead of the State's goal of 2045.