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Silicon Valley Power transitions renewable energy program to 100%, emission-free solar energy

Post Date:05/17/2018 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Silicon Valley Power transitions renewable energy program to 100%, emission-free solar energy

SANTA CLARA, CA – May 16, 2018 – Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is pleased to announce that their renewable energy program, Santa Clara Green Power, has moved to 100% solar power — primarily sourced from local solar projects in California. Santa Clara Green Power provides Santa Clara residents and businesses the opportunity to take individual and collective action against climate change by purchasing 100% solar power through SVP.

This green transition is part of a larger utility initiative to support a renewable energy future. On January 1, 2018, SVP began providing all Santa Clara residential customers with carbon-free electricity as the standard, default power mix. The 100% solar option gives SVP customers the option to drive additional demand for zero-emission renewable energy above and beyond the utility’s commitment.

“Silicon Valley Power is in the heart of global innovation and our customers are demanding more and cleaner electricity options that align with their values and drive global change” said John Roukema, SVP’s Chief Electric Utility Officer. “It’s our job to provide our customers with the most innovative, impactful electricity options that meet their needs.”

SVP has delivered, proactively providing customers with a diversified mix of energy resources before state mandates for eligible renewables were enacted and offering its renewable energy program, Santa Clara Green Power, since 2004.

“Our Santa Clara Green Power customers told us that they wanted a product with more local California solar that helped them make a difference,” says Roukema. “We couldn’t be more excited to make it happen.”

Santa Clara residential and business customers can enroll in Santa Clara Green Power by signing up through the secure website at www.siliconvalleypower.com/green or calling (408) 244-SAVE (7283).

Contact:
Mary Medeiros McEnroe
Silicon Valley Power
Tel: 408.615.6646
Email: mmedeiros(at)svpower.com

Jennifer Yamaguma
City of Santa Clara
Tel: 408.615.2212
Email: jyamaguma(at)santaclaraca.gov

About Silicon Valley Power
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the trademark adopted for use by the not-for-profit electric municipal utility of Santa Clara, CA serving residents and businesses for over 120 years. SVP provides power to nearly 55,000 customers, including Intel, Oracle, Levi’s Stadium, Owens Corning, Marvell Semiconductor and NVIDIA at rates 22 to 48 percent below neighboring communities.

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