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Silicon Valley Energy Watch logoSilicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) helps Santa Clara County Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers lower their energy use through upgrade programs, rebates, and educational materials.

SVEW has programs to help lower energy use in:

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What are SVEW’s mission and goals?
SVEW’s mission is to ensure that all eligible customers take advantage of the broad range of energy efficiency resources available to them. SVEW provides low- or no-cost services to help customers:
  • benchmark facilities to identify underperforming facilities,
  • perform energy audits to determine and prioritize investment opportunities,
  • understand rebate and funding opportunities to offset out-of-pocket costs, and
  • implement projects by providing technical and management assistance.

SVEW provides coordination, outreach, and educational resources to help guide community members through the auditing and upgrade process. Through its strategies of engagement and innovative program approaches, SVEW seeks to achieve significant energy efficiency market transformation across the residential, nonprofit, local government, and small and medium-sized business sectors.

How much energy has SVEW saved in Santa Clara County?
Since 2010, SVEW has helped Santa Clara County save over 75 million kWh. That’s enough savings enough to power 6,027 homes for a year.

What is SVEW and how is it funded?
SVEW is funded by California ratepayers and administered by the City of San José in collaboration with PG&E to serve Santa Clara County. It has been managed and staffed by the City of San José’s Environmental Services Department since 2004.

SVEW assists many different sectors and communities to improve energy efficiency and increase awareness of the importance of energy conservation.

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.