Silicon Valley Power Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider
SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Silicon Valley Power has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service. Chris Van Dokkumburg, Planning Analyst at Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee, in Michigan presented the designations on October 29 during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1st, 2019 to November 30th, 2021) recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and the customer experience. This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation. Silicon Valley Power joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.
“This designation highlights utilities that are really stepping up to deliver their customers top-notch programs and services,” said Van Dokkumburg. “These utilities are going beyond ‘keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.”
“Being recognized as a smart energy provider for promoting our community’s smart energy use is an honor,” said Manuel Pineda, chief electric utility officer of Silicon Valley Power. “We are proud to maintain a world-class, customer-focused utility as we power preeminent and environmentally-conscious corporate customers and our community. This recognition inspires us to keep striving to see what is possible while promoting innovation and responsible energy use.”
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.
About American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power
Lenka Wright, City of Santa Clara
Tobias Sellier, American Public Power Association