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Santa Clara University


August 2009 - Santa Clara University doubled its commitment to renewable energy by purchasing 22.5 million kilowatt-hours of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) through Silicon Valley Power's voluntary green pricing program, Santa Clara Green Power. The purchase makes Santa Clara University the municipal utility’s largest purchaser of green power.

News Release - Santa Clara University Increases Its Green Power Purchasing
to Become One of the Top Green Power Universities in the Nation


September 2008 - Santa Clara University has expanded its annual green power purchase commitment from 8 million kWh to about 11.3 million kWh. The purchase was made through Santa Clara Green Power, the green pricing program of the city’s municipal utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), which is marketed in partnership with 3Degrees. The utility offers renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from newly constructed wind projects located within the western U.S. The expanded purchase makes the University a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership’s Green Power Leadership Club.

News Release - Santa Clara University Purchases over 11 Million Kilowatt-Hours of Clean Renewable Energy

SVP Contact: Joyce Kinnear, (408) 615-5686


July 2007 - Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the municipal electric utility of the City of Santa Clara, Calif., announced several new or increased purchase commitments totaling more than 10 million kWh for the utility's Santa Clara Green Power. Santa Clara University increased its annual purchase commitment fivefold to 8 million kWh and both Yahoo! and National Semiconductor are purchasing 1.6 million kWh annually, or the equivalent of one-half of the annual output of one large-scale wind turbine. The utility offers renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from newly constructed wind and solar projects located in California at a price of 1.5¢/kWh above standard rates. In May, the City endorsed a community renewable energy challenge to boost program participation from 6% to 10% by the end of 2007.

News Release - Yahoo! Doubles Commitment to Clean Energy through Santa Clara Green Power (PDF 76 KB) Download Adobe Reader

News Release - Santa Clara University Increases Renewable Energy Commitment Fivefold (PDF 74 KB) Download Adobe Reader

News Release - National Semiconductor Commits to Half-Turbine Renewable Power Purchase from Silicon Valley Power (PDF 50 KB) Download Adobe Reader

SVP Contact: Joyce Kinnear, (408) 615-5686


 

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