San Francisco

Energy Center San Francisco

District Energy: Now's the Time Energy Center San Francisco supplies energy-efficient and environmentally sound district heating services to buildings in a 2-square-mile area of the central business district of San Francisco, California.

At Energy Center San Francisco's two downtown plants, we produce steam and pipe it to approximately 170 customer buildings for space heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning and industrial process use. Energy Center San Francisco serves a total of more than 37 million square feet of space in San Francisco's commercial core.

System Profile

Services provided: Steam for space heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning and industrial processes. Energy Center San Francisco also assists customers with equipment repair, upgrade, expansion and maintenance, as well as preparing multiple-year energy budget forecasts.

Area served: 2 square miles of downtown San Francisco's central business district

Buildings on system: Approximately 170

Building space served: More than 37 million square feet of space

Total system capacity: 410,000 lb/hr of steam

Annual production: 700 million lb of steam

Plants

Station T - Located at 460 Jessie St. Houses six boilers: two produce 55,000 lb/hr of steam; two produce 100,000 lb/hr; one produces 50,000 lb/hr; and one produces 82,000 lb/hr. All boilers are fueled 100 percent by natural gas; No. 2 diesel is available as a backup fuel on some units.

Station S - Located at 1 Meacham Place. Equipped with three boilers: one in operation producing 65,000 lb/hr of steam and two that are installed and permitted but not currently in use. All boilers are fueled 100 percent by natural gas.

Distribution network: 10 miles of underground steam piping

Customers

  • Bank of America World Headquarters
  • Hilton San Francisco
  • Moscone Convention Center
  • San Francisco City Hall

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