SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pacific Gas and Electric could lose its consumer power market monopoly in San Francisco, where the giant utility is based.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday considers a nearly $20 million contract with Shell Energy North America to provide 100 percent renewable power to San Francisco customers who want to pay a premium price.
About $2 million of that contract will be used to study local power generation options.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the CleanPowerSF program is designed to build a customer base and revenue stream to lay the groundwork for city-owned renewable power generation.
It also advances San Francisco's aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com