PG&E Power Asset Acquisition Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
PG&E Power Asset Acquisition Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Project located in industrial, commercial and residential areas.
Document Description
Subject to required approvals, the City and County of San Francisco intends to purchase all of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E’s) distribution assets and substantially all of PG&E’s transmission assets that are needed for the city to provide reliable electricity service to customers within San Francisco. These assets generally include substations, transformers, transmission and distribution lines, supporting equipment, operational facilities, relevant records, and other facilities (e.g., streetlights). The project would also include the transfer, assignment, or assumption of PG&E-owned fee property, easements, rights-of-way, lease agreements, permits, and other land-related agreements, as well as new lease or other agreements between the city and PG&E as necessary for safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the transferred assets. In addition, the SFPUC would acquire property rights as needed for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of proposed infrastructure on public land or private lands. As part of the transfer, certain PG&E facilities outside of the city limits must be physically separated from PG&E's electricity grid within the city. To do so, the SFPUC would modify some existing substations, construct new distribution feeders, and install distribution infrastructure to connect and disconnect existing electric lines. The environmental review discusses those components that would require physical changes to the environment. The project area, as defined, includes areas where excavation is proposed, as well as any above- or below- ground connection and disconnection locations. This includes underground power distribution lines and vaults, new equipment at four existing substations, and distribution system separation work. The portion of the project requiring new construction or modifications to existing facilities would primarily be in the southern portion of San Francisco and along the county border in the northern portions of Brisbane and Daly City. The main distribution line alignment would be approximately 5 miles long and installed within streets, sidewalks, and other publicly-owned land. It would extend from near Junipero Serra Boulevard and Holloway Avenue on the west, south to Brotherhood Way, and east along Alemany Boulevard and Geneva Avenue to the Martin substation in Brisbane. New equipment would be installed within the following substations: Martin (Geneva Avenue near Bayshore Boulevard); Potrero (Illinois Street near Humboldt Street); Plymouth (Plymouth Avenue near Broad Street); and, Randolph (Byxbee Street near Randolph). Disconnecting and connecting distribution lines between overhead poles and underground vaults could occur either above- or below-ground, and would be performed in small, discontinuous areas generally located near the county border.

Contact Information

Julie Moore
Agency Name
San Francisco Planning
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Brisbane, Daly City, San Francisco
San Francisco, San Mateo
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
1, 101, 280, 35
Pacific Ocean, Lake Merced

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Acquisition of electrical distribution system and new infrastruc), Power:Other Power Type (Electricity)(Megawatts 0.001)
Local Actions
SFPUC Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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