10. Infrastructure + Streets

Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
PW – Bayview Transportation Improvements This project will rehabilitate and reconfigure the right-of-way in the in the Bayview and Hunters Point Shipyard development areas to increase roadway capacities and increase safety and accessibility. It will reduce truck traffic on Third Street and residential streets and develop a more direct truck route between US 101 and existing and planned development in the Bayview and Hunters Point Shipyard.
PW – Harvey Milk Plaza  This project would regrade, repave, and re-landscape the current Harvey Milk Plaza in coordination with the SFMTA Castro Station elevator project. Private fundraising and grants are expected to provide the majority of funding for this project.
SFPUC - San Francisco Electric Distribution Grid Acquisition Project The City has determined that acquisition of the electric distribution grid in San Francisco is the best way to ensure that the City can continue to provide clean energy at reasonable prices while promoting the City’s goals. Achieving complete independence from PG&E is the best way to ensure that the City can deploy innovative technologies that improve resiliency, promote decarbonization of the building stock and transportation sector, and ensure that the City can continue to provide clean power.
SFPUC - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) is a grant program from the California Energy Commission (CEC) that provides financial incentives to property owners to install public electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Electric vehicles are key to achieving the City’s goal of 100% GHG-free transportation by 2040. As a public utility, supporting the installation of public EV chargers offers a way to both support the City’s goal and grow revenue. The SFPUC applied to launch a CALeVIP project in San Francisco in 2021. The SFPUC was eligible for up to $14.5 million in CEC funds and proposed contributing $6 million as a match over four years ($5.4 million from CleanPowerSF and $600,000 from Hetch Hetchy Power). The CEC selected other projects in 2021. SFPUC will be submitting an updated proposal for 2022.
SFPUC - Strategic Distribution Investment A key priority in Power’s Business Plan is build out of SFPUC-owned distribution systems in order to reduce costs and ensure customer stability. SFPUC’s first such effort was the Bay Corridor Transmission and Distribution (BCTD) project which will be complete in 2021. However, significantly more investment is needed to meet anticipated demand over the next 10-15 years. In fact, Hetchy Power load growth is anticipated to more than double over this period. City departments are projecting substantial growth (over 200 MW) from fleet electrification (SFMTA and Port), redevelopment projects (OCII and Port), and EV charging which will serve municipal, housing, and commercial loads. To meet this demand, SFPUC has initially identified two cluster areas for distribution investment, Northeastern Waterfront Development and Southbound BCTD Expansion. In the coming months, Power will engage in further analysis to refine and vet these investment opportunities.

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