By choosing Santa Clara Green Power
, Santa Clara residents can match their monthly electricity usage with renewable energy purchases. Program participants pay just 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour extra for Green-e Energy
certified renewable energy certificates (RECs), which are sourced 15 percent from wind facilities located in the Western U.S. and 85 percent from solar electric facilities in California.
For the average household in Santa Clara, supporting clean energy and the environment through Santa Clara Green Power
equals about $7.50 per month on top of standard rates – or about the cost of two gourmet coffees. The average Santa Clara Green Power
participant will reduce their carbon footprint by over 7,000 pounds of CO2 each year, which will reduce their home’s carbon footprint by over 3,300 pounds of CO2 each year – that’s the environmental equivalent to not driving your car for three months*! Participation is voluntary and you may cancel at any time.
For more information about the Santa Clara Green Power
program or how to enroll, visit our FAQs
*Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator