Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a new, community-owned agency formed in March, 2016 to bring carbon free electricity to residents and businesses in participating communities. Member communities include: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.
The principal purpose of SVCE is to implement a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for its member communities. SVCE purchases electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area. Electricity is still delivered over the existing transmission system, which continues to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.
SVCE began serving customers in April, 2017. The program will serve more than 240,000 customer accounts as it completes its enrollment in 2017. In the meantime, Silicon Valley Clean Energy continues to build its flagship team to develop the key administrative, marketing, and power resource management functions needed to launch this exciting and important program.
The Chief Executive Officer plans, organizes and directs the overall administrative activities and operations of SVCE, advises and assists the Board of Directors, oversees power supply planning and procurement, stays apprised of legislation and regulations impacting operations, presides over the Energy Risk Oversight Committee, and represents SVCE interests with outside agencies, local businesses and the community at large.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The next Chief Executive Officer should be innovative, a strong communicator to create and maintain credibility and transparency with citizens, businesses and the community and possess strong leadership, decision-making and executive level management skills that includes experience with energy procurement, California energy markets, distributed energy resources (DERs), utility advance planning, and the goals of SVCE’s visionary Community Choice energy program.