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Carbon-Free Energy and Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Family-owned Morgan Hill winery powered by carbon-free electricity.
Updates
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No Changes in Your Clean Power Service
PG&E bankruptcy will not affect power delivery. 
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Home Upgrades
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How a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money
Find out where to get rebates. 
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SVCE Seeks EV Charging Consultant
RFP now open. 
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Events
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Questions About Your Energy Bill?
We're back with more energy clinics and events.
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Carbon-Free Energy and Wine: A Perfect Pairing

 
The family-owned Guglielmo Winery, a local favorite in Morgan Hill, has been in operation since 1925. The winery cut its carbon emissions by more than 35,000 pounds in 2018 from receiving SVCE’s carbon-free electricity. We spoke with George Guglielmo, third generation winemaker, to hear more about why the winery chooses clean electricity.

“I’ve been here all my life, my kids were raised here, I was raised here, so I think anything we can do to improve the environment is well worth what we do here. We’ve always strived to use less of what we have, not more, and try to conserve as much as we can,” says George.

“I think it’s everybody’s responsibility to look at the world and realize we’re going to have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and hopefully we can realize that we need to take care of what we have as the population of the world expands.”

No Changes in Your Clean Power Service

 
PG&E’s recent bankruptcy announcement will not affect power delivery or SVCE’s clean energy service. PG&E assures no interruptions in electricity transmission and distribution services associated with the bankruptcy proceedings.

SVCE continues to procure and provide clean electricity on behalf of 270,000 residential and commercial customers in our community.  As your community-owned electricity generation provider, SVCE’s financial position remains strong and transparent.

Through CalCCA, California’s Community Choice Energy trade organization, we are continuing to work closely with PG&E through this process. For updates, visit PG&E's website
 

Save with Smart Thermostats


On average, heating and cooling your home contributes to about half of your energy costs.

According to the Department of Energy, lowering your thermostat 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day can save you 10% on your energy bills. But remembering to turn that dial can be harder than it seems. Smart thermostats can help you do just that without having to think about it when you’re in a rush to get out the door or ready to hit the hay after a long day.

While a programmable thermostat allows you to set a schedule with various temperatures for when you are home, away, and asleep, most people don’t follow the same routine every day and improperly program their devices. Those extra hours of heating can add up on your energy bill.

A smart thermostat learns your habits and programs itself automatically. It also allows you to program the temperature of your home remotely from your phone, so that even when you’re away, you can make sure you’re not unnecessarily using energy. Nest, one smart thermostat brand, published a white paper estimating annual savings of about 10%-12% on heating and 15% on cooling.
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SVCE Issues Request for Proposals for EV Charging Infrastructure Plan


As a part of SVCE’s ongoing rollout of programs to support our carbon-free mission, we are pleased to announce that we have issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a consultant to help us develop an electric vehicle charging infrastructure plan.

Transportation electrification is the single largest opportunity for decarbonization in our area, and this plan will keep us moving forward strategically on behalf of our member communities. The RFP will help us understand the current state of the electric vehicle market, what the barriers are to successfully transforming it and some specific programs that we can launch quickly to make a big impact.

If you’d like to read more about this effort, please visit our Solicitations webpage.

Upcoming Events

SVCE is partnering with Acterra to host several free drop-in Energy Clinics throughout Santa Clara County in 2019! Bring your PG&E bill to get your questions answered and learn how to save energy. 


Morgan Hill Energy Clinic
Thursday, February 21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Morgan Hill Senior Center

Sunnyvale Energy Clinic
Saturday, April 27
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Columbia Neighborhood Center
Milpitas Energy Clinics
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Milpitas Public Library

Thursday, March 7
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Milpitas Adult Education

Tuesday, March 26
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Milpitas Senior Center

Other Events
SVCE is sponsoring this year's
Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 23
1 - 3 p.m.
Santana Row, San Jose

 
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