San Francisco County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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San Francisco County, California Electricity Overview

Over 9.46% of San Francisco County's electricity generation comes from sustainable fuel sources, ranking San Francisco County at 49th in California for sustainable electricity generation.

The national average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 14.46 cents, while residents of San Francisco County pay an average rate of 70.04% above the national average at 24.59 cents per kilowatt hour.

San Francisco County released 1,170,185,957.85 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity consumption, which makes it the 13th worst polluting county out of 58 counties in the state.

San Francisco County is the 66th largest county in the US.

San Francisco County is home to over 873,965 residents and generates 6,375 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.01 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks San Francisco County 35th out of 58 counties in California for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

San Francisco County is the 31st largest producer of solar energy by total megawatt hours generated in California out of 58 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,480,578 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    89,372 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    8,452 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    80,920 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.1 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,170,185,958 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,338.94 kg

San Francisco, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call San Francisco home are billed a residential electricity price of 24.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.25% less than the average state rate of 24.90 cents. Power facilities in San Francisco have, fortunately, had a 8.19% decline in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuels used each year. With an estimated 380,121 total residential customers, CleanPowerSF is the largest vendor in the city.

San Francisco's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 90.53% of electricity production using this fuel source. Solar and Other Biomass Gas are also primary fuel sources in the city, with 7.13% and 2.32% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the city there are 1,338.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 1,170,185,957.85 kilograms, which is the 5th worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state. San Francisco is home to 7 power plants, which is the 12th 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$0.286/kWh$0.165/kWh$253.29/mo.$50.13/mo.
210th23.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Francisco
1557th$165.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Francisco Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Francisco, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
CleanPowerSFENERGY8.2425.41,289,325106,208,500
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9510,643.7512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionBUNDLED17.94175.822,07716,2022,906,958

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

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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 70,40822,015,794.32312.69
Sunset Reservoir North BasinDuke Energy (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Solar 6,375
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 3,6861,112,137.6301.725/2021
Univ of San Francisco CogenUniversity of San Francisco (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 3,4501,539,642.02446.27
One Market PlazaParamount Group Inc (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 2,130614,753.16288.62
San Francisco CA Other Biomass Gas 2,0771,568,244.26755.05
Transamerica PyramidTransamerica Pyramid Properties LLC (100.00%)
San Francisco CA Natural Gas 1,246424,745.3340.89

San Francisco County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

San Francisco County's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 90.53% of electricity production using this fuel source. Solar and Other Biomass Gas are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 7.13% and 2.32% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the county there are 1,338.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. This ranks them 2704th highest in the country for emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 1,170,185,957.85 kilograms, which is the 298th highest total amount of pollution for a county in the United States. San Francisco County has 7 power plants within its borders. This is the 296th 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
90.53%
SOLAR
Solar
7.13%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
2.32%
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 17.05% of electricity generated. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.76%, San Francisco County is ranked as the 2963rd 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 7 electricity plants in San Francisco County, California

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1CleanPowerSF380,121
2Pacific Gas and Electric Company1,503
3San Francisco Public Utilities Commission499
4Pilot Power Group1

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-04