Thursday, August 30, 2018

Important Please Review - CleanPowerSF Information With Deadline

BOMA San Francisco Government Affairs Committee Meets with CleanPowerSF Staff Members 

BOMA San Francisco’s Government Affairs Committee recently met with staff members from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) regarding CleanPowerSF. As an aside, if you are interested in public policy issues that affect commercial real estate, you should join the Government Affairs Committee!. Email Marty Smith, Chair ( or Shayna Eskew, Vice Chair ( and we’ll add you to the list.

IMPORTANT – Please review all of the information below regarding the CleanPowerSF program. Property owners are automatically enrolled unless they choose to opt-out.

What is CleanPowerSF? 
Click here for the synopsis.

I’m just hearing about this now. Why? 

All A1, A10 and E19 commercial accounts in the city are being enrolled right now with the exception of:
  • A1 accounts that are on CARE rates (this is a low income discount available to qualifying small commercial entities). They are planning to enroll this group in the spring of 2019. 
  • Commercial accounts that are on Net Energy Metering, which means they have rooftop solar. These accounts are being enrolled on a quarterly basis to line up the enrollment as closely as possible with their annual PG&E NEM true-up cycle. 
CleanPowerSF staff informed us that those accounts enrolled were notified twice by mail prior to the July enrollment (once in May and another in June), using the PG&E address of record. Two additional notices were mailed to accounts following service start with CleanPowerSF, in July and August. In addition to the notices they’ve been advertising in business publications and other media.

My property is an E19 commercial account and my owner wants to opt-out of CleanPowerSF. I only have until the end of the week? 

According to CleanPowerSF staff, E19 enrolled accounts can opt-out at any time (keep reading). Accounts that opt-out during the enrollment period (i.e., no more than 60 days after they were cut over to CleanPowerSF service) may do so without switching terms or restrictions. Customers that opt-out after the enrollment period (i.e., more than 60 days after commencing CleanPowerSF service) are subject to PG&E terms and conditions, including a prohibition on returning to CleanPowerSF service for one year. At this time, CleanPowerSF does not charge any fees for opting-out of the program.

Most E19 accounts within the City began service with CleanPowerSF on their regular meter read date with PG&E in July. The meter read date varies by account. If any of those E19 accounts wish to opt-out without being subject to PG&E terms and conditions for switching, they should consider opting-out by the end of this week. If an account holder wants to know exactly what day they need to opt-out by, they should email: They will be happy to work with them.

A comparison of PG&E and CleanPowerSF rates can be found here:

If a customer is on Peak Day Pricing and would like a cost comparison, they can request one by reaching out via either of the following methods:


Phone: (415) 554-0773

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