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Silicon Valley Power will become coal-free on December 31st, 2017 when it ends its ownership share of a San Juan, New Mexico coal-fired power plant.
11/29/2017 9:00 AM
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) announced today that it will begin accepting applications tomorrow for its Scholarship Awards Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
09/14/2017 8:00 AM
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) announced the recipients of its annual scholarship awards program. Three students were awarded $5,000 scholarships.
08/23/2017 8:00 AM
Silicon Valley Power’s (SVP) green power program, Santa Clara Green Power, has once again been honored as one of the Top 10 utility green power programs in the nation by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
08/15/2017 8:00 AM
John Roukema presented an update on the state of Santa Clara’s electric utility – Silicon Valley Power.
Several innovative programs and an emphasis on community outreach in the City of Santa Clara have earned Silicon Valley Power (SVP) the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) 2017 award for superior community leadership.
05/22/2017 10:58 AM
California’s Great America Purchases 100% Renewable Energy from Silicon Valley Power to Cover Electricity Use
California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100% of its electricity use with renewable energy through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program.
04/21/2017 10:00 AM
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has been awarded the 2017 Resource Efficiency & Community Service Award by the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
04/14/2017 8:00 AM
Another power outage caused by helium balloons struck Santa Clara at 11:45 a.m. today and affected 2,500 customers.
03/10/2017 3:56 PM
SVP employees hit a 1000-day milestone without accidents or injuries requiring someone to miss a day of work.
12/15/2016 9:00 AM
Learn more about Silicon Valley Power, our financial outlook and why there is a need to raise rates this year. Light refreshments will be served.
11/21/2016 5:17 PM
City of Santa Clara/Silicon Valley Power Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Procurement Plan Public Notice
The RPS procurement plan is scheduled to go to the City Council for approval at the City Council’s Regular Meeting on December 6, 2016, beginning at 7:00 pm.
11/16/2016 10:03 AM
Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s not-for-profit electric municipal utility, will submit for City Council review and approval at the Dec. 6, 2016 Council meeting a rate increase of 3 percent starting Jan. 1, 2017.
11/08/2016 2:19 PM
Silicon Valley Power Invests in Future by Offering Up to $5,000 to College Students and Tech School Trainees from Santa Clara
A continuing shortage of engineers, technicians and electric utility field professionals has again prompted Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, to offer scholarships and tuition grants to students residing or attending school in Santa Clara
Silicon Valley Power’s (SVP) green power program, which allows customers to purchase up to 100 percent of their power from renewable carbon-free resources, has been named as one of the Top 10 performing green power programs in the nation.
05/25/2016 11:44 AM
The largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in California officially opened today in Santa Clara, as city and electric vehicle (EV) industry officials celebrated the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center located at the city’s Tasman Parking Garage.
04/20/2016 10:35 AM
At the December 15, 2015 City Council Meeting, Staff introduced a near-final project plan developed by Google Fiber to install fiber-optic-based ultra-high speed communications technology to support access to the Internet and an additional TV programming option to residents and small businesses in Santa Clara.
02/01/2016 11:17 AM
40,000 Honey Bees Living in Light Pole Saved by Silicon Valley Power in Happy New Year Resolution
01/13/2016 12:24 PM
Silicon Valley Power, City of Santa Clara Say No to Coal Power; Power Imports from Coal-Burning Plant End
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) will become a coal-free utility on December 31, 2017 when it ends electricity imports from a New Mexico coal-fired power plant.