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General Information

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 22-48 % below neighboring communities.

Media Inquiries

General media inquiries are handled during business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Lenka Wright
Director of Communications
City of Santa Clara
(408) 615-5515

Astra Kredel
Communications Coordinator
Silicon Valley Power
(408) 615-2719

Logos and Images

The Silicon Valley Power and City of Santa Clara logos may not be used without permission. Contact to request permission to use a logo. Please include a full description of how the logo is to be used.

News Releases

News releases are archived electronically for 24 months on our News and Announcements page.

Photos and Graphics

Photos and graphics may be downloaded for use by media. Please click on the image to access a high resolution version.

wind turbine Big Horn Wind Farm
Silicon Valley Power (Santa Clara, CA) began investing in wind power in the early 1980s.

 SVP Electric Utility Lineman SVP Electric Utility Lineman

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.

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.