Cleaning up and revitalizing a former power plant property

PG&E is pleased to announce the final phase of the former Hunters Point Power Plant cleanup and restoration project has been completed. On March 31, 2017, the company reopened the shoreline path connecting Heron’s Head to Indian Basin Park. PG&E is working toward regulatory closure of the site. At the same time PG&E is engaged with the local community and the City of San Francisco to develop a long-term vision for redevelopment of the site. (Check back for details.)

The former Hunters Point Power Plant.
The former Hunters Point Power Plant.

PG&E widened the shoreline path and added new vegetation and interpretative signage as part of restoration efforts.
PG&E widened the shoreline path and added new vegetation and interpretative signage as part of restoration efforts.

Hunters Point history

For 75 years, the Hunters Point Power Plant provided electricity to San Francisco homes and businesses. In 2006, PG&E stopped operations and began decommissioning and dismantling the plant. In 2009, PG&E completed decommissioning work. We conducted environmental remediation at the site from fall 2010 to spring 2017. Learn more about the work PG&E completed at Hunters Point Power Plant Closure and Cleanup.

The cleanup project was 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 (BAAQMD) and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).

Community partnership

Throughout the cleanup, PG&E worked closely with the community. Together, PG&E and the community created a successful local hiring program that was in place since dismantling work began in 2006. To learn more, visit Hunters Point Community Partnership.

Since 2013, NOW Hunters Point has sponsored short-term programming on a portion of the property to engage the community and solicit input on longer-term site uses.

As PG&E develops plans for the future of the site, NOW Hunters Point will continue to provide short-term activities throughout 2017. Learn more about the program at NOW Hunters Point.

Additional resources

Download past Project Advisory Committee updates (PDF, 18.5 MB)

Download PG&E’s Hunters Point site map (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Download PG&E Hunters Point Shoreline Area Remedial Action Plan Approval (PDF, 277 KB)

You can also view additional reports associated with the cleanup at the Department of Toxic Substances website, Envirostor.

Contact us

If you have questions about the ongoing work, email PG&E at or call our Environmental Remediation Information and Response Line at 1-866-247-0581.