The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority is a new local public agency formed in March 2016 to bring cleaner energy to residents and businesses in participating communities. Participating jurisdictions 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 will purchase electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area. Electricity will still be delivered over the existing transmission system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.
SVCE is in startup mode. The program will serve more than 200,000 customer accounts and is scheduled to begin its first customer phase in April 2017. In the meantime, all operational aspects of the new agency and program are being built. Led by Tom Habashi, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy now seeks 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 Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of professional duties that advance SVCE’s programs as well as for conducting strategic community outreach and advocacy on behalf of the Authority. The new team member will initiate and develop key relationships with community members, local business owners, municipal staff, public officials, and other key stakeholders and cultivate partnerships and mobilize public support to expand public awareness of and increase enrollments in SVCE programs.