The legislation calls for the City’s largest commercial buildings to procure 100 percent renewable electricity from any of the City’s electricity providers by 2022. Then, starting in 2024, additional buildings will be subject to the requirement, eventually encompassing all commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or larger. The requirement is currently phased-in chronologically to ensure adequate renewable electricity is available for procurement:
- 2022 – commercial buildings over 500,000 square feet;
- 2024 – commercial buildings over 250,000 square feet; and,
- 2030 – commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet.
- The lack of GHG-free or renewable energy market resources available to meet demand, and/or;
- The cost of all available 100% GHG-free or renewable electricity options is more than 5% of each provider’s default program offering, and/or;
- And language that addresses long-term energy contracts.
Original Post - July 19, 2019
San Francisco's ordinance requiring 100% Renewable Energy for commercial property owners ordinance is now moving through the legislative process at City Hall and will likely be heard at the Land Use and Transportation Committee soon.