$1.6 Billion Invested in Renewable Projects
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is advancing the clean energy movement by investing in renewable wind, solar+storage and geothermal projects.
Accelerating Clean Energy in California
Silicon Valley Clean Energy has signed 13 contracts for clean energy projects totaling more than 700 megawatts (MW) of capacity and nearly 175 MW of battery capacity. These projects deliver on the community’s commitment to clean energy that brings jobs and economic benefits to the state.
Click on the squares within the map below to learn about each project and its benefits.
Reaching California’s Clean Energy Goals
California Senate Bill 100, The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018, sets a 2045 goal for all electricity in the state to be powered from renewable and carbon-free sources. The Bill also updates the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to ensure that at least 60% of California’s electricity is from renewable sources by 2030.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is already ahead of this target since 50% of our base energy supply comes from renewable sources and new renewables are coming soon to provide more clean energy from within the state.
These new renewable projects will also count towards the recent California Public Utilities Commission’s order to build at least 11.5 GW of new, clean resources by 2026 (CPUC D.21-06-035).
In addition, California has set aggressive energy storage targets for all electricity providers. For community choice energy agencies, like SVCE, this includes a mandate to deploy energy storage equivalent to 1% of its 2020 peak load, which, for SVCE is 7.5 megawatts. SVCE has surpassed this requirement by committing to more than 120 MW of utility-scale storage paired with solar, expected to come online by 2023. Additionally, SVCE continues to encourage the deployment of behind-the-meter storage for residents with rooftop solar.
Power Content & Integrated Resources Plan
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The Power Content Label is part of the California Energy Commission’s annual reporting requirements. The Energy Commission describes it as:
“You can think of the power content label as a ‘nutrition label’ for electricity. The power content label provides information about the energy resources used to generate electricity that is put into the power grid. Just as a nutrition label provides information about the food you eat, the power content label provides information about your electricity sources.”
- Senate Bill 350 (De León, 2015) requires all load-serving entities under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), including CCAs, to complete and submit Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) at regular intervals. IRPs are planning documents designed to assist the CPUC with implementation of statewide energy policy goals, particularly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction.The central goal of the IRP is to demonstrate that each load-serving entity is on track to contribute its share of GHG reductions by 2030 in order to help the electricity sector meet its portion of the statewide GHG reduction target. SVCE’s most recent IRP was submitted to the CPUC on September 1, 2020. More information on the IRP process and requirements can be found on the CPUC’s IRP webpage .
- Narrative Report
- Clean System Power Calculators
- Resource Data Templates
- Verification Page
- Executive Attestation