Organizational History – Who We Are
Silicon Valley Power is the trademark adopted for use by the not-for-profit electric municipal utility of Santa Clara, CA serving residents and businesses since 1896. SVP provides power to more than 50,000 customers, including Applied Materials, Intel, Owens Corning and Yahoo!, at rates 15 to 45 percent below neighboring communities. (History.)
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Wi-Fi repeaters are mounted on streetlights to provide free outdoor Internet access within the 19 square miles of the City of Santa Clara, CA. The Wi-Fi system was launched last March, made possible by the Silicon Valley Power (SVP) advanced metering initiative, SVP MeterConnect®. The wireless network used for Wi-Fi will also carry highly encrypted utility usage data to the city when advanced utility meters are installed next year.
Usage of the free outdoor Wi-Fi in Santa Clara regularly exceeds 6,000 users per day, exceeding projections when the system was launched last March.