Utility Fact Sheet

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Electric Utility
City of Santa Clara
City Hall
1500 Warburton Avenue Phone: (408) 261-5292
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Form of Government: Council-City Manager
No. of Employees (2017-18): 186
Operating Budget (2017-18): $ 392,078,170
Fast Facts:
Electric Meters 55,101
Peak Demand 586.6
Service Area 18.41 square miles
System Load Factor 72.5%
Transmission Lines 55.5 miles
Distribution Lines:
Underground 352.0 miles
Overhead 186.6 miles
Street Lights 7,076
2017 Calendar Year Retail Transactions:
Sales Revenues (note 1) $ 410,003,438
kWh Sales 3,543,618,885
Purchased Power & Generation for Retail:
City-owned Generating Facilities 814,378,540 21.9%
Western Area Power Administration 448,248,246 12.0%
Northern California Power Agency 939,064,811 25.2%
Other Joint Power Agencies & City Purchases 1,522,083,293 40.9%
Total 3,726,774,890 100.0%
Average Monthly Customer Count & Total kWh Sales:
Residential 46,707 235,643,830 6.6%
Commercial 6,184 95,259,889 2.7%
Industrial 1,660 3,192,880,627 90.1%
Municipal 187 19,834,539 0.6%
Unmetered 363 N/A N/A
Total 55,101 3,543,618,885 100.0%
Note 1: Unaudited; Includes revenue from unmetered accounts.
Note 2: kWh sales may include adjustments due to timing issues.  

2016 Utility Fact Sheet 

2015 Utility Fact Sheet

Financial Statement and Information

Silicon Valley Power is an enterprise of the City of Santa Clara and was established in 1896. On a not-for-profit basis, Silicon Valley Power owns power generation facilities, has investments in joint ventures that produce electric power, and trades power on the open market. These efforts are directed toward ensuring its retail customers—the citizens, organizations and business of the City of Santa Clara—a highly reliable source of electric power at low, stable rates.

Access the latest annual financial information reports about Silicon Valley Power in pdf form: 

SVP Financial Statement for Year Ending June 30, 2017

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