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Silicon Valley Power invites customers to read the latest news and announcements about your city-owned not-for-profit electric utility. Recent news releases as well as our news archives are available.
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Posted Date: 7/1/2014
Don’t Be a Victim of Utility Fraud
Utility customers are sometimes targeted by imposters who claim to be utility customer representatives asking for delinquent payment of a bill. We want our Silicon Valley Power (SVP) customers to be safe and secure.
Posted Date: 6/27/2014
SVP Peak Wind Resources of 200 Megawatts Help Offset Low Hydro Resources in Drought Years
The pursuit and creative utilization of wind power resources has earned Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2014 Public Power Wind Award.
Posted Date: 6/17/2014 8:00 AM
Warning on Mylar Balloons: Hold On Tight to Avoid Power Outages!
It’s happened again. Metal-coated Mylar balloons struck power lines in Santa Clara last Friday afternoon.
Posted Date: 5/30/2014
City of Santa Clara Ranks Third in Nation in Solar Electric Survey for Average Amount of New Solar Power Per Customer
A national survey of utilities by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has ranked Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal utility, third in the nation for the amount of new solar power brought online for the city in 2013.
Posted Date: 4/28/2014