Motivated by a common interest in taking bold and effective climate action, twelve Santa Clara County communities came together in March 2016 to form Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), a new Community Choice Energy agency. As a public agency, SVCE is chartered to source clean, competitively-priced electricity on behalf of residents and businesses in the participating jurisdictions of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated parts of Santa Clara County.
SVCE sources carbon-free electricity, at a lower cost – allowing our communities to make large-scale reductions in emissions, while saving residents and businesses money at the same time. In addition, SVCE will advance programs for efficiency, demand management and fuel switching – to clean, carbon-free electricity in the place of fossil fuels used in transportation, buildings and infrastructure.
SVCE maintains a full-time staff, and is governed by a public Board of Directors comprised of an elected official from each member community. Member communities also designate a board alternate.
By law, the agency is funded through program revenues only, not local government budgets. All revenues are returned to the program and passed on to customers in the form of reduced rates, local clean energy projects and customer programs.