Energy Programs

Silicon Valley Energy Watch

Since 2009, Ecology Action’s Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) program has delivered energy savings to PG&E’s municipal, special district and nonprofit customers in Santa Clara County by providing energy assessments, direct installation of energy efficient equipment, technical assistance, and financial incentives. SVEW is a local government partnership between the City of San Jose, PG&E and Ecology Action.


Overview

Silicon Valley Energy Watch is part of a program that provides energy efficiency services for commercial PG&E customers in the local governments that make up Santa Clara County. Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) provides Santa Clara County Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers with resources to lower their energy use, including turn-key upgrade programs, rebates, and educational materials.

Goal

As a nonprofit our agenda is simple: to reduce energy use as cost effectively as possible.

Impact

  • Over the last ten years we’ve saved enough energy to take more than 56,459 homes off the grid.
  • We’ve served over 15,000 businesses in California, saving over 520 million kWh.
  • To date, we have managed more than $70 million in utility and California Energy Commission (CEC) rebates for our clients and customers.