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: 166
Operating Budget (2016-17) $ 353,973,331
Fast Facts:
Electric Meters 54,309
Peak Demand 534.3
Service Area 19.3 square miles
System Load Factor 75.8%
Transmission Lines 55.5 miles
Distribution Lines:
Underground 343.19 miles
Overhead 188.83 miles
Street Lights 8,103
2016 Calendar Year Retail Transactions:
Sales Revenues (note 1) $ 387,515,311
kWh Sales 3,425,801,811
Purchased Power & Generation for Retail:
City-owned Generating Facilities 1,038,613,000 29.2%
Western Area Power Administration 221,307,000 6.2%
Northern California Power Agency 672,696,060 18.9%
Other Joint Power Agencies & City Purchases 1,624,107,890 45.7%
Total 3,556,723,950 100.0%
Average Monthly Customer Count & Total kWh Sales:
Residential 45,655 224,053,245 6.5%
Commercial 6,261 94,660,690 2.8%
Industrial 1,660 3,089,679,178 90.2%
Municipal 184 17,408,698 0.5%
Unmetered 382 N/A N/A
Total 54,142 3,425,801,811 100.0%
Note 1: Unaudited; Includes revenue from unmetered accounts.


2015 Utility Fact Sheet (PDF: 18KB)

2014 Utility Fact Sheet (PDF: 18KB)

Financial Statement and Information

City of Santa Clara Electric Utility Enterprise Fund
(Silicon Valley Power)

Santa Clara's municipal electric utility (dba 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 SVP in pdf form: 

SVP Financial Statement for Year Ending June 30, 2017


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