BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
September 2018
CleanPowerSF Information For Building Owners
Important Please Review

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. 

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 although that period may have expired. 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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BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry
•  Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
BOMA San Francisco's Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar on September 20th
•  Thank You to the Attendees, Sponsors, Presenters, and Public Sector Partners
BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
•  Excellent Information Exchange
San Francisco's Tall Buildings Study - Seismic Effects and Geotechnical Considerations
•  Forthcoming Report on Seismic Effects on Tall Buildings in San Francisco
CleanPowerSF Information For Building Owners
•  Important Please Review
Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study
•  Property Owners May Be Impacted
UPDATE: San Francisco's Better Market Street Project
•  For BOMA Members Along or Adjacent to Market Street
San Francisco Accessible Business Entrance Program
•  Changes to the Measure Effective as of June 1, 2018
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
BOMA California Advocacy Update
•  Water Replacement Mandate - 2019 Deadline
2018 San Francisco Zero Graffiti Huddle: Smart Solutions!
•  Best Practices and Innovative Campaigns Aimed at Eradicating Graffiti Vandalism
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•  Energy & Environment Committee 
October 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
October 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC)
October 9, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
225 Bush Street, Suite 1810
Please click here for more information.
Codes and Regulations Committee 
October 24, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
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