Feds help city with renewable energy aim 

Federal stimulus funds will help The City install micro-hydroelectricity turbines and rooftop solar panels.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission secured low-interest loans for three renewable energy projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, power official Barbara Hale said during a recent commission hearing.

The projects include a $2.5 million hydroelectric plant built inside piping at the University Mound Reservoir, which provides drinking water to eastern districts of The City.

If the 200-kilowatt hydroelectric plant proves successful, similar plants could be built throughout The City’s water network, Hale said.

The 1.5 percent interest rate loans will also be used to pay for a $2.6 million solar panel array on Davies Symphony Hall and a $1.5 million array on City Hall. Each project might provide 10 percent of the building’s energy needs, Hale said.

About The Author

Staff Report

Staff Report

Bio:
A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of Under The Dome

More by Staff Report

Latest in Government & Politics

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Videos

Most Popular Stories

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation