Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Google Unveil 24/7 Renewable Energy Service Agreement

June 16, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
June 16, 2022

California community choice aggregator (CCA) Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Google on June 15 unveiled a new 24/7 renewable energy service that features hourly renewable energy matching, integrated demand management, and a commitment to ongoing community investments in local building and transportation electrification.

Under the ten-year agreement, SVCE will serve Google’s offices in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Calif., matching carbon-free electricity with Google’s local demand for at least 92% of all hours in the year.

The agreement utilizes a Carbon-Free Energy (CFE) measure – a 24/7 “CFE Score.” SVCE has incorporated this measure into a commercial energy service for Google, to build and manage an optimized portfolio of complementary clean resources designed to match Google’s local energy demand across all hours of the year, including wind, solar, geothermal, battery energy storage systems and other resources.

In addition, SVCE said that the service supports dynamic management of demand from Google’s growing all-electric building and transportation infrastructure.

SVCE said its new energy service with Google represents a model that can be replicated and scaled in other communities, by other energy providers, and commercial energy customers.

Click here for a case study related to SVCE’s energy service agreement with Google.

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.