Sep 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s Premium 100% Renewable Product is Green-e Certified as of September 1
Sunnyvale, Calif. – GreenPrime, Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s (SVCE’s) 100% renewable energy option, is now certified by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy program. Green‑e Energy is North America’s leading certification program for voluntary renewable energy sales. For twenty years, Green‑e Energy has certified renewable energy that meets the highest environmental and consumer protection standards. Green‑e Energy certification helps consumers make informed sourcing decisions, as certified products must meet requirements for quality and transparency.
“SVCE is proud to offer a 100% renewable, Green-e certified electricity generation service to our GreenPrime customers,” says SVCE Chair Rob Rennie. “We are honored to receive accreditation from the world’s leader in third party verification of energy products, and look forward to sharing the achievement with our GreenPrime customers.”
In particular, SVCE’s forward-thinking commercial customers encouraged independent third-party certification of SVCE’s premium GreenPrime product. The highly regarded Green-e certification assures customers that renewable energy is coming from qualified renewable sources, and is not being double-counted. Further, it enables commercial customers to realize other important benefits, such as LEED points and eligibility for the EPA’s Green Power Partnership program.
“We are excited that SVCE is offering its customers a Green-e Energy certified 100% clean energy product,” said Center for Resource Solutions Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “By sourcing electricity for GreenPrime from California solar and Washington wind, SVCE is helping the state reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by investing in clean generation for years to come.”
Green-e certified products are required to go through an annual verification process to ensure that the renewable electricity delivered to customers meets program requirements. Green-e advocates for the advancement of clean energy and the economic and environmental benefits it brings. For more information, see SVCleanEnergy.org/GreenPrime.
About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a community-owned agency serving the majority of Santa Clara County communities by acquiring clean, carbon-free electricity on behalf of residents and businesses. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates low and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. For more information, please visit SVCleanEnergy.org.
Sarah Jo Manson
SVCE Community Outreach Specialist
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