City News | City of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, California – Last month, the City of Santa Clara, through its municipality-owned electric utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), entered into a three-year contract with CIM Group’s Aquamarine Westside project to purchase approximately 500,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy.

The energy comes from their newly constructed solar project at Westlands Solar Park located in Fresno and Kings counties. Westlands Solar Park located in California’s San Joaquin Valley is one of the largest solar parks in the world. “We are delighted to partner with Aquamarine and continue our mission to add clean energy resources to our energy portfolio. Said Manuel Pineda, Deputy City Manager and Director of Electricity Utilities.

The part of the SVP project is expected to be commissioned in September 2021 and will provide enough energy to power more than 28,360 homes in Santa Clara. This renewable energy contract is expected to save Santa Clara taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of the three-year contract.

Visit for more information on SVP’s commitment to renewable energy.

About the city of Santa Clara

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the city of Santa Clara is truly “the center of what is possible”. Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of ​​19.3 square miles with an estimated population of 129,498. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The city of Santa Clara is also home to the University of Santa Clara, the Great America Theme Park in California, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and the SB50. For more information, visit

About Silicon Valley Power

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the trademark adopted for use by the non-profit Municipal Electricity Utility of Santa Clara, California, serving residents and businesses for over 120 years. SVP supplies electricity to nearly 55,000 customers, at rates 25 to 48% lower than neighboring communities. SVP is Silicon Valley’s only vertically integrated, full-service utility with generation, transmission and distribution assets. Learn more at:


Kathleen Hughes, Senior Division Manager – Customer Engagement, 408-615-6632 or [email protected];

Lon Peterson, director of communications, 408-615-5522 or [email protected]

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