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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Cleaner, Greener Electricity is Coming to Monte Sereno

Starting in April, residents in Monte Sereno will be getting 100% carbon-free electricity at competitive rates.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a new non-profit, public agency, formed in spring 2016 by twelve South Bay communities, including Monte Sereno, to source clean electricity on our behalf at costs below PG&E’s comparative generation rates. PG&E is still an essential partner as they will continue to deliver electricity over existing power lines, maintain the lines, send bills and provide customer service.

Enrollment for SVCE is automatic and will take place over a six-month period, in three phases - April, July and October 2017. You will know when you’re enrolled when you receive notices in the mail. You will get two before enrollment, and two after.

Customers with existing PG&E accounts are automatically enrolled in SVCE’s GreenStart electric generation service, which offers 50% renewable energy and is 100% carbon-free. For a small premium, businesses and residents may also choose to upgrade to GreenPrime to receive 100% renewable and 100% carbon-free power. Customers may also opt out to remain with PG&E generation service.

Right now, electricity used to power our homes and businesses creates about a quarter of our region’s emissions. Using more renewable energy is an easy, economical way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our carbon footprint. It’s the single most effective way to accomplish our communities’ climate goals.

For more information, please visit  or call (844) 474-SVCE.

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