BOMA San Francisco Members:
UPDATE - November 25, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee passed this legislation with a recommendation for the full Board to approve it.
In the late 1990s, BOMA San Francisco had a power pool, when direct access was allowed under the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rules. We negotiated a deal to provide power to our membership after interviewing and dissecting offers from 17 different power providers. We would still be doing so, had it not been for the energy crisis, the collapse of Enron, and the CPUC closing the door on future direct access contracts. When given the opportunity, BOMA’s private property owners will always opt for the ability to negotiate the best deal for their properties and their tenants who ultimately pay for much of the energy costs.
BOMA urges the Board to reconsider this recommendation from Land Use Committee and to send it back for further study.
UPDATE - September 2, 2014
Please note that BOMA San Francisco members met with representatives of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to discuss BOMA's concerns regarding this legislation as detailed below. They are considering our suggested amendments are working with Supervisor Scott Wiener's office now. More information will delivered to you as necessary.
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Original Post - August 4, 2014
- The City is allowed to sell power (pg. 1/lines 17-19);
- The measure is attempting to study, and eventually allow San Francisco Public Utilities Commission power to be delivered to new City developments. (pg. 1/lines 23-25; pg. 2 lines 1-6);
- The measure is also attempting to study and eventually allow SFPUC power to be delivered to other private projects over 10k sq/ft - this is ambiguously defined (Existing buildings? New developments? Tenant improvements?) and needs to be clarified. This could be an issue for BOMA members. (pg. 2/lines 6-12);
- Why is this happening? The SFPUC can use the additional revenue from serving electricity to new customers to address deferred maintenance of infrastructure projects. (pg. 2/lines 21-23);
- Requirement to Study Feasibility (pg. 3). What does 'certain other private projects seeking City approvals' mean (pg. 3/lines 5-6)? Also, (lines 7-10) who pays for the study?