Silicon Valley Implementing Community Choice Energy Program


svceNext month, businesses and consumers in South Bay communities in California automatically will be enrolled in Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s (SVCE) GreenStart, a clean energy startup that will piggyback on PG&E infrastructure.


Two tiers of service will be available to the communities, according to The Mercury News. The default service will provide 50 percent renewable energy that is completely carbon free. GreenPrime, the premium service, will provide 100 percent renewable power. The rate is slightly higher than that offered by PG&E. Customers can opt out and stay fully engaged with PG&E. The story says that the approach is growing:


SVCE is considered a community choice energy agency, which is a system adopted into law in various states, including California. The law allows cities, counties and some special districts to purchase and/or generate electricity for residents and businesses within their jurisdiction and have it delivered through PG&E’s transmission and distribution system.

The initial enrollment period will last six months. The first statement including SVCE will be in May.


Earlier this month, San Benito County Today reported that the city council of Hollister, CA, approved membership in Monterey Bay Community Power. The community choice energy program will serve Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. The entity will officially be formed in April and begin supplying power in the spring of 2018, the story said.

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