For 75 years, the Hunters Point Power Plant provided electricity to light and heat San Francisco homes and businesses. In 1998, PG&E reached an agreement with the City and County of San Francisco pledging to retire the plant as soon as alternative energy sources could be brought online to ensure system reliability. In 2006, PG&E stopped operating the plant and began to decommission and dismantle the plant and remediate the site.
Today, the former Hunters Point Power Plant is gone, the soil cleanup is more than 95 percent complete and groundwater cleanup efforts are nearing completion. For a detailed update about cleanup and restoration efforts, see the Closure and Cleanup
page of this site. If you are interested in following progress being made at the site or attending a community meeting, please see the Community Involvement
page for more information.
The cleanup project is being performed under the oversight of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and in compliance with the rules and requirements of the City and County of San Francisco, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
As the cleanup project enters its final phase, we are also planning for future and interim (temporary) uses of the site. The NOW Hunters Point Program, which was launched on the site in 2013, continues to provide a platform for exploring possible interim uses for the site. For more information, see the Community Involvement
page of this site.
PG&E made a commitment to the community to provide local job opportunities while working to close, dismantle, cleanup and restore the Hunters Point Site, and we are keeping our promise. There has been a successful community hiring program in place since the dismantling work began in 2007. See the Local Jobs
section for more information about this initiative.