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San Francisco County, California Electricity Overview

San Francisco County is 764th out of 3230 counties in the US in solar power generation, with 6,246 megawatt hours generated from solar.

On average, San Francisco County citizens are accountable for 1,211.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, while the statewide average pollution per capita is 1,287.2.

San Francisco County is the 13th largest county in the state.

San Francisco County is home to over 808,437 residents and produces 6,246 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.01 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks San Francisco County 39th out of 58 counties in the state for solar megawatt hours generated per person.

San Francisco County has seen a 19.33% drop throughout the last 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

With total generation of 80,572 megawatt hours, San Francisco County is the 48th largest producer of electricity out of 58 counties in California.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,935,042 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.1 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    80,572 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    6,818 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    73,754 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.1 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    979,713,406 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,211.86 kg

Recent Energy News in San Francisco

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San Francisco Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

27.66¢ per kWh

  • 8.84% higher than last month
  • 26.38% higher than February last year
  • 18.3% lower than the California average
  • 69.75% higher than the US average
  • 134th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 15 since February last year
  • 24,518th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 56 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 962 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

27.98¢ per kWh

  • 1.75% higher than last month
  • 8.66% higher than February last year
  • 14.63% lower than the California average
  • 65.19% higher than the US average
  • 150th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 426 since February last year
  • 24,549th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 204 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 86 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$162.69 per month

  • 3.63% lower than last month
  • 1.38% higher than February last year
  • 6.18% higher than the California average
  • 29.77% higher than the US average
  • 619th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 872 since February last year
  • 21,166th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,224 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,457 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$170.91 per month

  • 0.11% higher than last month
  • 3.54% lower than February last year
  • 7.07% higher than the California average
  • 28.96% higher than the US average
  • 1,500th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 25,046th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 12 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 429 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

26.06¢ per kWh

  • 4.76% higher than last month
  • 19.45% higher than February last year
  • 13.7% lower than the California average
  • 91.38% higher than the US average
  • 572nd in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 13 since February last year
  • 25,261st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 156 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 670 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

26.47¢ per kWh

  • 1.35% higher than last month
  • 8.01% higher than February last year
  • 12.37% lower than the California average
  • 87.42% higher than the US average
  • 585th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since February last year
  • 25,374th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 7 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 260 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$13,380.78 per month

  • 0.76% lower than last month
  • 2.79% higher than February last year
  • 1,188.87% higher than the California average
  • 699.82% higher than the US average
  • 1,530th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 26,921st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank is the same since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$16,539.49 per month

  • 0.18% higher than last month
  • 5.1% higher than February last year
  • 1,389.53% higher than the California average
  • 906.97% higher than the US average
  • 1,530th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 26,921st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 24 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

19.52¢ per kWh

  • 0.05% higher than last month
  • 25.3% higher than February last year
  • 18.56% lower than the California average
  • 98.07% higher than the US average
  • 533rd in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 14 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 438 since February last year
  • 24,103rd in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 452 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 845 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

19.71¢ per kWh

  • 1.69% higher than last month
  • 16.08% higher than February last year
  • 20.43% lower than the California average
  • 93.12% higher than the US average
  • 111th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 23,587th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 13 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 133 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$24,866.28 per month

  • 61.22% lower than last month
  • 71.49% lower than February last year
  • 924.77% higher than the California average
  • 18.88% lower than the US average
  • 1,509th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 19 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 20 since February last year
  • 19,077th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 3,792 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 4,987 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$83,674.89 per month

  • 5.85% lower than last month
  • 14.69% lower than February last year
  • 2,321.03% higher than the California average
  • 145.46% higher than the US average
  • 1,529th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 23,662nd in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 203 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 236 since February last year

San Francisco Electricity Production and Emission Data

Average Electricity Production from All Fuel Types for February, 2024

5,417 MWh

  • 5.76% lower than last month
  • 4.7% higher than February last year
  • 65.88% lower than the California average
  • 76.6% lower than the US average
  • 50th in the state out of 288 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since February last year
  • 466th in the US out of 2,738 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 16 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 58 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from All

5,688.77 MWh

  • 0.4% lower than last month
  • 13.78% lower than February last year
  • 70.67% lower than the California average
  • 77.88% lower than the US average
  • 55th in the state out of 288 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 15 since February last year
  • 457th in the US out of 2,738 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 7 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 148 since February last year

Average Electricity Emission from All Fuel Types for February, 2024

1,713,944.12 MWh

  • 5.99% lower than last month
  • 4.83% higher than February last year
  • 67.7% lower than the California average
  • 82.25% lower than the US average
  • 35th in the state out of 280 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 8 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 8 since February last year
  • 303rd in the US out of 2,699 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 21 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 15 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Emission from All

1,797,376.77 MWh

  • 0.37% lower than last month
  • 7.44% lower than February last year
  • 73.52% lower than the California average
  • 84.58% lower than the US average
  • 42nd in the state out of 280 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 18 since February last year
  • 329th in the US out of 2,699 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 189 since February last year

Average Electricity Production from Natural Gas Fuel Types for February, 2024

5,417 MWh

  • 5.76% lower than last month
  • 4.7% higher than February last year
  • 81.63% lower than the California average
  • 85.77% lower than the US average
  • 32nd in the state out of 129 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 7 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 7 since February last year
  • 206th in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 16 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 8 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from Natural Gas

5,688.33 MWh

  • 0.4% lower than last month
  • 6.79% lower than February last year
  • 84.07% lower than the California average
  • 87.18% lower than the US average
  • 39th in the state out of 129 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 7 since February last year
  • 229th in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 112 since February last year

Average Electricity Emission from Natural Gas Fuel Types for February, 2024

1,713,944.12 MWh

  • 5.99% lower than last month
  • 4.83% higher than February last year
  • 84.83% lower than the California average
  • 88.29% lower than the US average
  • 32nd in the state out of 129 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 8 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 8 since February last year
  • 215th in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 14 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Emission from Natural Gas

1,797,183.02 MWh

  • 0.37% lower than last month
  • 6.02% lower than February last year
  • 87.46% lower than the California average
  • 89.86% lower than the US average
  • 39th in the state out of 129 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 10 since February last year
  • 235th in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 132 since February last year

San Francisco, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call San Francisco home are billed a residential electricity price of 29.45 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.19% less than the average state rate of 29.51 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $138.3, while the San Francisco average is 11.93% more at $154.8 per month. The city has seen a 19.33% decrease in the usage of renewable fuel types, such as solar or wind energy, compared to non-renewable fuels, like coal and natural gas.

San Francisco's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 91.53% of electricity production using this fuel source. Solar and Other Biomass Gas are also primary fuel sources in the city, with 7.75% and 0.71% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the city there are 1,211.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 979,713,406.39 kilograms, which is the 5th worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state. San Francisco is home to 6 power plants, which is the 25th highest number of power plants within a city in California.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Francisco

San Francisco residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.317/kWh$0.165/kWh$253.29/mo.$50.13/mo.
226th27.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Francisco
704th$170.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Francisco Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Francisco, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
CleanPowerSFENERGY11.1432.121,221,826136,051,100
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED35.40170.7810,706,9823,789,904,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.2574.530,6974,067,000
San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionBUNDLED19.90170.4757220,672.684,114,791

Zips with electric coverage in San Francisco, California include: 94112, 94110, 94501, 94122, 94109, 94116, 94121, 94134, 94118, 94117, 94124 and 18 other zip code(s).

Electricity Production in San Francisco County, California

Power Plants in San Francisco County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Parnassus Central Utility PlantUniversity of California-San Francisco (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 68,78021,730,854.12315.95
Sunset Reservoir North BasinDuke Energy Renewables Services (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Solar 6,246
One Market PlazaParamount Group Inc (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 3,5721,031,114.98288.67
Transamerica PyramidTransamerica Pyramid Properties LLC (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 1,402390,521.6278.55
San Francisco CA Other Biomass Gas 572422,860.47739.27

San Francisco County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

San Francisco County's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 91.53% of electricity production using this fuel source. Solar and Other Biomass Gas are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 7.75% and 0.71% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the county there are 1,211.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. This ranks them 2719th highest in the country for emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 979,713,406.39 kilograms, which is the 349th highest total amount of pollution for a county in the United States. San Francisco County has 5 power plants within its borders. This is the 460th most plants within a single county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
91.53%
SOLAR
Solar
7.75%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.71%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

San Francisco County, California Net Metering

Out of the 5 providers in San Francisco County, 40.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has some of the best net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in San Francisco County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average an annual energy loss of 15.03% of electricity generated. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.87%, San Francisco County is ranked as the 2972nd best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in San Francisco County, California?

By total revenue, CleanPowerSF is the largest electricity supplier in San Francisco County, California.

How many electric companies offer service in San Francisco County, California?

There are 5 electricity suppliers operating in San Francisco County, California.

How many power plants are in San Francisco County, California?

There are 5 electricity plants in San Francisco County, California

Which electricity companies offer service in San Francisco County, California?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1CleanPowerSF383,760
2Pacific Gas and Electric Company1,483
3San Francisco Public Utilities Commission692
4Pilot Power Group2

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06