Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is redefining the local electricity market, providing our residents and businesses with new clean energy choices—renewable and carbon free electricity at competitive rates.
Building a Clean Energy Future in Silicon Valley
Thirteen communities in Santa Clara County govern SVCE, creating a community-owned agency. For these communities, SVCE is your official electricity provider.
We work in partnership with PG&E. We buy clean electricity direct from the source—encouraging the kind of market growth and competition that results in more renewable energy and lower energy generation rates. PG&E continues to deliver electricity over existing infrastructure, maintain power lines and provide customer service. Your bill continues to come from PG&E, with SVCE’s lower generation charges replacing those from PG&E.
buying and building energy supplies
delivering energy, repairing lines, serving customers
benefitting from cleaner energy, local control
Bringing Benefits to the Community
SVCE is a locally-controlled public agency, dedicated to providing benefits to our customers and community.
Fighting climate change by cutting carbon emissions
We are helping our communities lead the fight against climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels for energy, transportation and buildings, and building new renewable energy projects.
Accelerating adoption of innovative electric technologies
As the electricity industry undergoes unparalleled changes, SVCE encourages the advancement of new technologies to help our community meet its climate goals.
Benefiting our community by reinvesting locally
SVCE returns value to our customers through competitive rates, clean energy programs, projects, scholarships, grants, and improved access and education.
How it Works
Watch this video to learn more about how SVCE operates as a Community Choice Energy provider.
Prior to the formation of SVCE in March 2016, the Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership was sponsored by the cities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino and Mountain View, and the County of Santa Clara (unincorporated county areas).
This Partnership produced an Initial Assessment Report that analyzed the risks and benefits of launching a local Community Choice Energy (CCE) program and explored which other communities would participate. Based on this introductory effort, the sponsoring agencies decided to proceed with a full Technical Feasibility Study that focused on the energy needs of our communities and explored potential rates for a local CCE program. The results determined that a CCE program would be both financially viable and help local communities meet their climate action goals. Subsequently, eight additional communities decided to join with the four initial sponsors to form a new joint public agency that would bring the benefits of a locally run non-profit electricity provider to Silicon Valley.
Other Community Choice Energy Programs
Silicon Valley Clean Energy works closely with the other Community Choice Energy agencies now operating in the Bay Area and throughout California. If you do not live in SVCE’s service area, here are our fellow Bay Area Community Choice agencies:
Many local governments throughout California have started the process of forming CCE agencies, including: Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Riverside, City of San Diego and Santa Barbara counties. Learn more about the impact of Community Choice Energy in California by visiting the California Community Choice Association