Organizational History – Who We Are
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the trademark adopted for use by the not-for-profit municipal electric 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.
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Silicon Valley Power receives the prestigious Award of Continued Excellence from the American Public Power Association.
Kevin Kolnowski, Assistant Director, Silicon Valley Power with Chuck Thurman (left), 2017 Awards Committee Chair, City of Monmouth (Ore.) and Alex Love (right), 2016-2017 Board President, Nelson Hydro (Nelson, B.C.)
John Roukema, Director of Electric Utility for Silicon Valley Power (center), receives the Resource Efficiency and Community Service Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association. CMUA President Michelle Bertolino (left) and Executive Director Barry Moline (right) presented the award.
On December 3, 2016, Silicon Valley Power employees hit a company-record 1000-day milestone without accidents or injuries requiring someone to miss a day of work. Pictured is SVP Electric Utility Lineman Lington Gordon.
Silicon Valley Power Scholarship Awards recipient Miles Wolf and parents Roy and Janice Wolf display the scholarship won by the U.C. Santa Barbara student, who graduated from Santa Clara’s Wilcox High School.
Helium balloons and power lines do not mix, and can cause dangerous power outages when they do. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) continues to remind celebrants to "Hold on Tight" to helium balloons, which can wrap around power lines and cause power outages.
"Graduates with an engineering degree can get six figures now in the Bay Area utility industry and we get to work with new systems that are changing with the evolution of the energy sector," Fortuno says. "I’ll never run out of new utility IT areas to explore.”SVP is offering college scholarships and trade school tuition grants up to $5,000 for students studying in fields related to the electric power industry.
"I feel like I make a difference in people's lives when I'm working on the system," Gordon said.SVP offers trade school tuition grants of up to $2,000 and college scholarships up to $5,000 for Santa Clara (CA) college and trade school students studying fields related to the electric power industry.