Santa Clara Green Power honored as one of the Top 10 utility green pricing programs in the nation
Silicon Valley Power’s renewable energy option, Santa Clara Green Power, has once again been honored as one of the Top 10 utility green pricing programs in the nation by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This is the fourth year in a row the program placed on three of the four national Top 10 utility lists that recognizes leadership in the voluntary renewable energy space.
Silicon Valley Power climbed from sixth to fifth place in the nation for our high green power participation rate --- with 7.84 percent of customers participating in Santa Clara Green Power in 2018. We have been recognized year after year for our high percentage of customers who choose to match their home’s or business’s electricity with 100 percent renewable energy, indicating the continued support Santa Clarans show for the program.
We were also honored for the high percentage of total electricity sales through the Santa Clara Green Power program, earning it an impressive second place ranking on NREL’s national green power sales rate list. In 2018, 11.85 percent of total utility megawatt-hour (MWh) sales came from Santa Clara Green Power, reflecting the increasing demand for renewable energy in the Santa Clara community. Lastly, Silicon Valley Power ranked eighth on the green power sales list --- selling a whopping 422,515 MWh of green power in 2018.