Electrical Shop


Peter Auth

Executive Director, Facilities Operations

Email: pauth@sfsu.edu

Phone: (415) 338-2187

Worker in yellow on a lift, fixing lights on 19th Avenue



The campus electrical needs are serviced by the Electrical Shop. The scope of services includes electrical repair and maintenance of all power supplied to the campus and where appropriate, includes construction. The unit is also responsible for servicing the emergency generators that provide backup power to the campus in various buildings as well as maintaining the campus electrical distribution system, provided from two substations through either underground conduit or in overhead cabling.



Typical services include:

  • Identifying, repairing, maintaining and installing electrical systems and equipment, such as motors, transformers, wiring switches and alarm systems
  • Replacing and installing light bulbs and ballasts in campus owned equipment
  • Troubleshooting and testing electrical systems for safety and efficiency
  • Troubleshooting power outages
  • Cable pulling for electrical power and signal networking