Pre-emptive move to curtail attack on CleanPowerSF

Supervisor Bevan Dufty said he heard from a Pacific Gas & Electric official that the company planned to start contacting constituents in each supervisors’ district telling them “what was wrong with” Community Choice Aggregation, otherwise known as CleanPowerSF, and was concerned there would be misinformation or misleading information spread about.

Based on the warning, Dufty and other local officials gathered on the steps of City Hall on Friday as a sort of pre-emptive attack. The local officials were joined and supported by state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation authorizing the issuance of a request for proposals to establish the power program, and a final vote will be taken this Tuesday.

“We wanted to make sure that the facts are out there about what the board has done and what CCA means and what it doesn’t mean,” Head of the Public Utilities Commission Ed Harrington said Friday. 

A leader in the effort to established CleanPowerSF, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi said, “PG&E is going to do everything they can to subvert San Francisco’s right toward pursuing its green clean energy portfolio.”

PG & E spokeman Joe Molica would not specify what, if any, out reach efforts are planned by the company as it relates to CleanPowerSF, but said the company does evaluate matters that would impact its customers and “we want to make sure that our customers are well-informed.”

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