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Board of Directors Meeting
February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monthly Board meeting, agenda and packet available at: https://svcleanenergy.org/board-meetings
Monthly Board meeting, agenda and packet available at: https://svcleanenergy.org/board-meetings
Sourced from wind, solar, hydro and other carbon-free energy sources to meet the total annual demand of SVCE customers
Based on typical residential usage of 491 kWh under the E-TOUC rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective January 2023. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2022.
Based on typical small commercial usage of 1,851 kWh per month under the B-1 Time of Use rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective January 2023. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2022.
Based on large commercial monthly usage of 148,625 kWh per month and annual peak demand of 499 kW under the B19S rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective January 2023. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2022.
根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2023 年 1 月生效的 SVCE 價格的 E-TOUC 價格表下 491 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型民用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2022 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。
根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2023 年 1 月生效的 SVCE 價格的 B-1 使用時間價格表下每個月 1,851 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型小型商用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2022 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。
根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2023 年 1 月生效的 SVCE 價格的 B19S 價格表下每個月 148,625 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的大型商用每月用電量以及 499 千瓦的年度尖峰需求。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2022 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。
The California Public Utilities Commission does not classify large hydroelectric facilities as renewable energy sources, though hydroelectric power is classified as 100% carbon-free.
En función del uso residencial típico de 491 kWh según el esquema de tarifas E-TOUC con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia en enero de 2023. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2022.
En función del uso comercial pequeño típico de 1,851 kWh por mes según el esquema de tarifas de Tiempo de Uso B-1 con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia en enero de 2023. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2022.
En función del uso mensual comercial grande de 148,625 kWh por mes y la demanda pico anual de 499 kW según el esquema de tarifas B19S con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia en enero de 2023. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2022.
La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California no clasifica las grandes instalaciones hidroeléctricas como fuentes de energía renovable, aunque están clasificadas como 100 % libres de carbono.
Dựa theo mức sử dụng tư gia điển hình là 491 kWh theo biểu giá E-TOUC ở mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE có hiệu lực từ tháng Giêng, 2023. Chi phí thực sự sẽ thay đổi tùy theo mức sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và những yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2022.
Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại nhỏ điển hình là 1,851 kWh mỗi tháng theo biểu giá của Thời Hạn Sử Dụng B-1 theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE hiệu lực vào tháng Giêng, 2023. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2022.
Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại lớn hàng tháng là 148,625 kWh mỗi tháng và nhu cầu cao điểm hàng năm là 499 kW theo biểu giá B19S theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE có hiệu lực vào tháng Giêng, 2023. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính này là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2022.
Ủy ban Tiện ích Công cộng California không phân loại các cơ sở thủy điện lớn làm nguồn năng lượng tái tạo, mặc dù điện thủy điện được phân loại là không có carbon.
來自於風能、太陽能、水力發電和其他可再生能源，能滿足 SVCE 用戶全年的需求。
Con origen en fuentes de energía eólica, solar, hidráulica y otras fuentes de
Lấy từ gió, năng lượng mặt trời, nước và những nguồn năng lượng tái tạo khác để đáp ứng nhu cầu hàng năm của các khách hàng SVCE.
Californians are the second-largest consumer of petroleum products. In 2017, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuels for energy are about 93% of total U.S. human-caused CO2 emissions.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Profile Analysis, January 16, 2020.
Onshore wind and solar are now the cheapest sources of power generation in nearly all major economies in the world.
Bloomberg NEF, April 29, 2020: Solar and onshore wind cheapest sources of energy.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is largely a result of burning fossil fuels, like gas. About 55% of emissions come from gas-powered vehicles and most of the remaining emissions come from burning fossil fuels in homes and commercial buildings.* Electric appliances can help eliminate GHGs in our community.
*Sources: PG&E electricity and gas data; CARB; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; California DMV.
SVCE customers are eligible for PG&E energy efficiency rebates and programs.
Sourced from renewable wind and solar and carbon-free energy resources
陸上風能和太陽能現在幾乎是世界上所有主要經濟體最便宜的發電來源。Bloomberg NEF，2020 年 4 月 29 日：太陽能和陸上風能是最便宜的能源。
加州人是第二大石油產品消費者。2017 年，燃燒化石燃料作為能源產生的二氧化碳 (CO2) 排放量大約佔美國人為造成的二氧化碳排放總量的 93%。
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Profile Analysis, January 16, 2020.
二氧化碳 (CO2) 主要是燃燒化石燃料（如燃氣/瓦斯）的結果。大約 55% 的排放來自汽動車輛，其餘排放的大部分來自在家中和商業建築物燃燒化石燃料。*
*資料出處：PG&E 電力和燃氣數據；CARB；大都會運輸委員會 (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)；加州機動車輛管理局 (California DMV)。
Gió gần bờ và năng lượng mặt trời giờ đây là nguồn phát điện rẻ nhất tại gần như tất cả các nền kinh tế chánh trên thế giới. Bloomberg NEF, 29 tháng Tư, 2020: Nguồn năng lượng mặt trời và gió gần bờ rẻ nhất.
Dân California là người tiêu thụ các sản phẩm dầu mỏ đứng thứ hai. Trong 2017, khí thải cacbon dioxit (CO2) từ đốt nhiên liệu hóa thạch chiếm 93% tổng lượng khí thải CO2 do con người gây ra tại Hoa Kỳ.
Thông tin tham khảo: Phân Tích Hồ Sơ, Ủy Ban Thông Tin Năng Lượng Hoa Kỳ, 16 tháng Giêng, 2020.
Cacbon dioxit (CO2) phần lớn là kết quả đốt nhiên liệu hóa thạch, như xăng dầu. Khoảng 55% khí thải đến từ các loại xe xài xăng và phần lớn khí thải còn lại là do đốt nhiện liệu hóa thạch trong nhà và các tòa nhà thương mại.*
*Nguồn tham khảo: Dữ liệu về điện và xăng của PG&E; CARB; Ủy Ban Chuyên Chở Thành Phố; California DMV.
Los californianos son los segundos mayores consumidores de derivados del petróleo. En 2017, las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) derivadas de la quema de combustibles fósiles para generar energía fueron aproximadamente 93 % del total de las emisiones de CO2 producidas por humanos en los EE. UU.
Fuente: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Profile Analysis, 16 de enero de 2020.
La energía solar y eólica costera son las fuentes de generación de energía más baratas de la actualidad en casi todas las principales economías del mundo. Bloomberg NEF, 29 de abril de 2020: La energía solar y eólica costera son las fuentes más baratas.
El dióxido de carbono (CO2) es en gran parte el resultado de la quema de combustibles fósiles, como la gasolina. Alrededor de 55 % de las emisiones de los automóviles a gasolina y la mayoría de la emisiones restantes vienen de la quema de combustibles fósiles en hogares y edificios comerciales.*
*Fuentes: Datos de PG&E sobre electricidad y gas; CARB; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; California DMV.
Based on medium commercial monthly usage of 148,625 kWh per month and annual peak demand of 499 kW under the B10 rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective January 2023. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2022.
Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), Girish Balachandran works with the elected Board to develop and implement strategies empowering the SVCE team and community achieve its ambitious decarbonization goals. He leads the passionate employees of SVCE as they creatively solve challenges to bend the carbon curve downward in the electric supply, built environment and transportation sectors.
Girish has more than 30 years of experience in California utilities, including serving as the General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and as an Assistant General Manager for the City of Palo Alto Utilities. His professional education includes a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University in India.
Senior Government Affairs Manager
Bena Chang is the Senior Government Affairs Manager for Silicon Valley Clean Energy, where she works on legislation and coalition building.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Bena was the Intergovernmental Relations Director for the City of San Jose, the 10th largest city in the United States. While at the City of San Jose, she engaged on and advocated for a vast variety of municipal policy issues at the regional, state and federal levels ranging from homelessness, pandemic mitigation and response, and clean energy.
Bena was also the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Senior Vice President of Transportation, Housing and Health. During her more than a decade at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Bena worked on many diverse projects and programs including a successful 2008 Measure B campaign that secured operations funding for BART to Silicon Valley to tours of transit-oriented development in many communities in Silicon Valley. Bena graduated from Wellesley College with a major in English and a minor in Astronomy.
Internal Operations Program Manager
Sanjay works with SVCE staff to develop the annual strategic workplan and internal management systems. He does research on clean power technologies and applications.
Prior to SVCE, Sanjay worked at Intel Corporation for forty years. He was a platform execution lead for IntelR CoreTM processors where he managed a synchronized, coordinated development of new technologies on the platform including processors on the latest silicon technologies. His last project was IntelR CoreTM processor generation 10, which was a launch product on 10nm technology and with integrated USB-C and WiFi-6. He led Intel’s hardware platform for Apple’s innovative first Macbook air. He was a design engineer for the industry-first digital signal processor and the industry-first automotive microcontroller.
Sanjay received an MS in electrical engineering and an MS in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS in Physics from Pune University, India.
Board Clerk/Executive Assistant
Andrea supports the SVCE Board of Directors and board committees, keeps SVCE records and supports the CEO. Most recently, Andrea was a senior staff assistant for the City of Sunnyvale, reporting to the environmental programs manager.
Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from San Jose State University.
Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services
Amrit oversees and leads the finance, information technology and human resources activities of SVCE. Amrit brings two decades of experience in the California Energy Markets with extensive experience in managing risks of complex energy procurement portfolios as well as in energy regulation, rate design, and commodity portfolio management.
Amrit’s prior experiences include serving as Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Senior Director, Market and Credit Risk Management and Senior Director, Revenue Requirements and Rates. Amrit also worked at startup companies and provided strategic consulting in areas of risk management and utility operations. Amrit has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Deputy Director of Administrative Services
Kevin Armstrong is the Deputy Director of Administrative Services and supports the Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources activities of SVCE. Kevin is responsible for risk management around supplier and vendor contracts, financial reporting and analysis to the Board of Directors, lenders, and credit agencies, and office administration.
Previously, Kevin held positions focused on sustainability, alternative transportation, green building, and renewable energy project development, with both public and private organizations around the Bay Area. Kevin recently worked for the County of Santa Clara, Vote Solar, the City of San Jose, and the DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Kevin’s early professional career was spent at Accenture, developing enterprise resource planning software.
Kevin earned a BS degree in Civil / Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and dual MS degrees in City & Regional Planning and Transportation Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Senior Financial Analyst
Aidas Baublys is the Senior Financial Analyst at SVCE, where he is responsible for providing research, financial data analysis, forecasting, budgeting, treasury reporting, portfolio/counterparty credit risk monitoring and other key financial functions that supports business decision making, strategy and operations across all departments.
Prior to joining SVCE, Aidas was a senior financial analyst at New York Power Authority where he was supporting major top-line FP&A functions, including financial forecasting, budgeting, data auditing and assessment of financial health and operational performance of internal business units.
Previously, Aidas also has held several finance/analytical roles at New York and Connecticut based private equity investment companies, global hospitality company and a leading fixed income research firm.
Aidas holds an MBA in Finance from University of Bridgeport and a BS in Electrical & Engineering Economy from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania.
Lisa provides administrative support to all staff. Prior to joining SVCE, Lisa worked for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
Lisa holds a B.A. in Design from the University of California, Davis.
Interim Administrative Assistant
Melody assists the Admin and Finance team while another SVCE employee is on leave. Melody has stayed on with SVCE since June 2021 to support various administrative support efforts within SVCE.
Prior to the Interim Administrative Assistant role, Melody began her career with the City of Palo Alto. Melody spent most of her years in their Utilities Department providing Administrative Support. Melody enjoys supporting an agency that provides a vital service to the community – clean energy! She appreciates being part of a kind, fun and dedicated group of employees at SVCE.
Manager of Technology & Administrative Services
Nik supports SVCE by performing IT support services for the agency and its departments. He performs a variety of professional and technical level information technology support duties in support of SVCE’S network infrastructure, hardware and software, website and communication systems.
Nik brings over 20 years of IT experience. He has worked for a large Silicon Valley tech company for the past 16 years performing many different roles, most recently as IT manager. Nik earned his bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.
Director of Energy Services and Community Relations
As Director, Adam leads a team responsible for marketing, communications, electricity services, and customer relations strategic planning and implementation.
Adam brings more than 20 years of energy industry experience, including all aspects of demand-side management services for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, utility performance, and customer experience improvements. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Adam led CLEAResult’s Commercial and Industrial practice and held a variety of roles with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Adam has a Master of Business Administration from University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Francisco State University. He is alsoa Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
Senior Marketing Specialist
Raul Hernandez is SVCE’s Senior Marketing Specialist. Raul is responsible for creating, implementing, and tracking marketing strategies.
Before joining SVCE, Raul worked as a Public Information Representative with the City of San Jose. He worked with the City’s Environmental Services Department to lead the City’s recycling program marketing efforts. While with the City of San Jose, Raul spent most of his time with San Jose Clean Energy, the CCA that serves San Jose residents and businesses.
Raul has a B.A. in Communications from Santa Clara University and will be receiving his M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from San Jose State University in 2022.
Senior Communications Manager
Pamela leads the community relations activities for SVCE. She develops and executes the agency’s strategic communications plan, which is essential to developing and maintaining customer awareness and satisfaction. From media engagement to outreach events, the SVCE community relations team is here to help our customers make informed energy decisions and lower their carbon footprint.
Prior to joining SVCE, Pamela served as Communications Specialist for Prospect Silicon Valley where she was responsible for developing messaging, collateral, managing the website, coordinating events and social media content.
Pamela worked as an account executive for Westbound Communications, a public relations agency conducting community and digital outreach, special events and marketing for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Pamela also served as Director of Communications and Marketing for Orange County Coastkeeper, a clean water non-profit organization. Pamela earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and drama, with a minor in global sustainability from UC Irvine.
Leslie Madarang is SVCE’s Marketing Specialist. Leslie is responsible for eHub marketing and management, email campaigns, website management, and community outreach support.
Before joining SVCE, Leslie worked as a Marketing Specialist with Central Coast Community Energy where she created campaigns and materials to launch new energy programs, managed multiple vendors to support marketing tactics, and produced customer communications.
Leslie has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Social Enterprise and certification in Digital Marketing. In her free time, Leslie likes to paint and engage in self-care activities.
Digital Engagement and Data Visualization Specialist
Colleen supports SVCE through outreach efforts in the community. She coordinates with all SVCE communities to ensure the agency is present through events, meetings, sponsorships and presentations. Along with promoting SVCE’s efforts, Colleen works on marketing outreach, helping design communication materials which are used to explain and support SVCE service and benefits.
Colleen joined SVCE as a Climate Corps Fellow after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Environmental Science and a concentration in Anthropology and Marine Processes. She brings along experience working with outreach for the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative and the campus Climate Action Plan, natural reserve management with the UC Natural Reserve System and environmental education with the UCSB R.E.E.F.
Energy Services Lead
Peter works on creating, implementing and evaluating programs that focus on building electrification and decarbonization. Peter has over a decade of experience in sustainability and energy efficiency.
A licensed Mechanical Engineer, he began at Mazzetti in HVAC design of healthcare facilities. His role soon grew to incorporate sustainable design coordination, whole-building energy modeling, greenhouse gas inventories, and LEED project management.
At Commercial Energy, Peter helped strategize and grow the Energy Services division, and provided energy audits and facility improvement planning for a wide variety of clients ranging from hotels, multifamily buildings, and restaurants to large commercial and industrial facilities.
Most recently Peter was with 2050 Partners, a consultant to the California IOUs, where he managed energy storage testing including residential battery systems and portable batteries powering medical devices. He was also the lead support to the IOUs for light-duty EV charging infrastructure analysis and advocacy for the CALGreen statewide building code development.
Energy Services Lead
Peyton supports the commercial and multi-unit dwelling customers. Feel free to contact him with questions, comments or requests for him to meet you at your location.
Peyton comes to Silicon Valley Clean Energy most recently from SolarCity where he served in a range of sales, account management, and technical support roles. He is most proud of having deployed over a megawatt of solar capacity in his time there. A life-long resident of the South County, Peyton attended San Jose State University and earned a B.A. in Philosophy.
Community Outreach Fellow
Juliette is a Climate Corps fellow that works with the marketing & communications team on outreach efforts in SVCE service areas, such as local community events, education fund grants, and the high school scholarship competition.
Prior to SVCE, Juliette worked in community engagement at an urban forestry nonprofit. She also was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from 2019-2020. Juliette graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Conservation & Resource Studies and a minor in Creative Writing.
Principal Communications Specialist
Michaela supports SVCE community relations through marketing, messaging and development. She works with all departments to address the needs that will advance the agency’s goals and increase public awareness.
Michaela joined SVCE after graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Public Relations and Public Administration. She brings communications experience from freelance work with Algalita, a non-profit committed to solving the plastic pollution crisis. Additional experience includes her work with Think Together, a non-profit dedicated to changing the odds for kids, and work with local campaign management while in Orange County.
Energy Service Intern
As an Energy Service Intern, Serrena supports the community relations team with community outreach and data and digital organization. She also supports outreach, marketing, and evaluation for the Future Fundamentals Program.
Before her Energy Services Internship role, she worked with the SVCE admin team in 2018. She is currently a double major in Pre-Nursing and Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics) at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is apart of the Pi Beta Phi sorority chapter and is the Vice President of the Student Nutrition Association on campus.
Chief Operating Officer & Director of Power Resources
As the Chief Operating Officer & Director of Power Resources, Monica leads a team responsible for planning and carrying out the various energy and capacity procurement, management and reporting needs consistent with SVCE’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction policies, portfolio cost and risk management objectives and California’s legislative and regulatory requirements.
Since joining SVCE in 2018, Monica and her group have negotiated and executed over one billion dollars in long-term power purchase agreements for renewable resources including eight solar plus storage contracts and several other contracts for geothermal, wind and solar. To help with the integration of intermittent resources and in support of the California’s grid, Monica is led the effort on behalf of SVCE and seven other CCAs to acquire long-duration storage through California Community Power.
Prior to joining SVCE, Monica worked for the City of Palo Alto Utilities for over 30 years. Monica was instrumental in developing and implementing Palo Alto’s Carbon Neutral Plan in 2013, the first carbon-neutral policy adopted for a municipal utility in California. Monica also represented Palo Alto at several joint action agencies, including the Northern California Power Agency and the Transmission Agency of Northern California and oversaw the contract with Palo Alto’s largest supplier – Western Area Power Administration.
Senior Manager of Power Resources
Charles Grinstead joined SVCE in September 2021 on the Power Resources Team. Charles has over 10 years of experience serving in energy procurement roles for agencies throughout California.
Charles holds a BS in Finance from Arizona State University.
Senior Manager of Power Operations
As the Senior Manager of Power Operations, Zak is responsible for managing the operation of SVCE’s wholesale portfolio in the CAISO market, overseeing contract implementation, coordination of financial settlement and billing activities, and development of SVCE’s enterprise software systems.
Prior to joining SVCE, Zak worked in public power as an analyst then supervisor in the Power Settlements department of Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) with a focus on settlement and billing in the wholesale CAISO and bilateral markets.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Davis.
Power Settlements and Compliance Analyst
Thomas conducts power settlement procedures and compliance filings under direction from the Director of Power Resources. He coordinates database systems, manages invoicing, and supports the procurement of resources.
Thomas graduated from Sonoma State University in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Energy Management & Design. Prior to joining SVCE, he worked as an intern in the Power Services Department at Sonoma Clean Power overseeing energy and capacity contracts, settlement details, and compliance filings.
Associate Power Analyst
As an Associate Power Analyst of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), Owen Milligan is responsible for the build-out of portfolio models, optimization of power resources, energy trading and integration of new software tools to achieve SVCE’s energy portfolio and risk management goals.
Owen first joined SVCE in 2021 as a summer intern and continued with SVCE as the first power resource apprentice, serving in a similar capacity with modeling work. Owen is a 2022 graduate from Concordia University Irvine, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Business Data Analytics and a minor in Communication.
Senior Regulatory Advisor
Citlalli is responsible for developing regulatory strategies to advance SVCE’s energy programs and policy goals.
Citlalli has over 7 years of experience directly shaping energy policy in California and has led the development of both regulatory and legislative strategies on a range of issues including resource planning, cost recovery, and assistance program development.
Citlalli has a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Wholesale Energy Markets Manager
Kris joined SVCE in August 2022 on the Power Resources Team as SVCE’s Wholesale Energy Markets Manager.
Kris has over 20 years of experience serving in energy consulting, energy reporting and energy procurement roles for organizations throughout the Western United States.
Regulatory & Compliance Manager
Demarie leads efforts in the development of compliance processes and supports SVCE with regulatory filings.
Demarie has over nine years of experience in the energy industry serving in various roles of increasing responsibility.
Immediately prior to SVCE, she worked for PG&E’s energy procurement division as a Senior Risk and Compliance Analyst where she helped to streamline and mature compliance programs. Demarie has also worked on regulatory and compliance management for the City and County of San Francisco.
Demarie holds a Master of Public Affairs from USF, BA in Economics with a minor in Politics from UCSC, and Product Management Certificate from Product School, Inc.
Power Resources Manager
As a Power Resources Manager of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), Oren Weiner is responsible for assessing SVCE’s overall energy needs, developing and implementing strategies to achieve SVCE’s energy portfolio and risk management goals.
Oren has over 14 years of experience in the energy industry serving in various energy procurement roles of increasing responsibility.
Oren is joining SVCE from the City of Pasadena where he worked on procuring zero carbon resources, Integrated Resource Planning efforts, and various regulatory support activities. Oren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida.
Senior Manager of Energy Policy & Regulatory Analysis
As the Power Resources Planner, Maren works to ensure the resources procured by SVCE meet the organization’s greenhouse gas reduction goals as well as the reliability and policy objectives of the state.
Maren has worked on decarbonization and resource planning efforts for utilities across the US since 2015. Immediately prior to SVCE, she worked for PG&E where she focused on electricity system forecasting, including for the Integrated Resource Plan and SB100 Joint Agency efforts.
She holds a B.A in International Relations from Mills College and an M.A in International Affairs, with a focus on Energy, Resources and the Environment, from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Director of Decarbonization and Grid Innovation Programs
Justin works with the team to plan and design a platform and portfolio of programs to achieve SVCE’s mission of deep decarbonization. He leads efforts in developing, deploying and evaluating innovative programs and technologies related to mobility, the built environment and grid integration and innovation.
Prior to SVCE, Justin worked at City of Palo Alto Utilities on demand side management program design, management and evaluation. Justin has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.
Jessamyn supports the implementation of SVCE’s building decarbonization programs and is leading the development of the organization’s equity policy.
Jessamyn’s background is in nuclear physics and astrophysics research. She has bachelor’s degrees in physics and astrophysics from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.
Program Specialist – Policy & Government Initiatives
Jessica supports SVCE by assisting residential, commercial, and municipal customers understand their energy usage data.
Prior to joining SVCE, Jessica served as an AmeriCorps Civicspark Fellow for the City of Woodland. As a Fellow she was responsible for implementing the City’s Climate Action Plan while creating a framework for reporting and analysis.
Jessica holds a B.A. in Geography with a minor in Environmental Science & Policy from California State University, Long Beach.
Fleet Electrification Fellow
Alhad Dighe is a SEI Climate Corps Fellow working on SVCE’s Fleet Electrification and Decarbonization efforts.
Prior to SVCE, Alhad was a CivicSpark Fellow at the Bay Area Regional Collaborative, working on Climate Adaptation Policy, with a focus on Sea Level Rise Adaptation and Decarbonization. Before that, he worked for a climate tech start up working to bring transparency in global supply chains.
Alhad graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz, with a Major in Environmental studies and Biology, and a minor in Sustainability Studies in 2019.
Deputy Director of Decarbonization and Grid Innovation
Zoe supports all customer segments. She is the key contact for Silicon Valley Transportation Electrification Clearinghouse and the Community Energy Resilience Program.
Zoe has over a decade of experience leading regional decarbonization and resilience initiatives. She served as Sustainability Manager for the County of Santa Clara, as Associate Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and co-founded the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA.
Zoe has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA where she focused on regional approached to climate action. She also earned a Leadership in Sustainability certificate from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Senior Manager of Public Sector Services
Anthony works directly with SVCE member jurisdictions and others on advancing decarbonization programs, projects, and policies.
Prior to joining SVCE, Anthony worked for decades at the City of Morgan Hill on a wide variety of environmental programs, administrative issues, and utility services. Anthony graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning.
Manager of Decarbonization Programs & Policy
Rebecca supports SVCE’s teams and programs by carrying out analyses, exploring trends and methodologies, and developing data analytics tools and platforms.
Rebecca holds an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining SVCE, Rebecca worked as an electric vehicle research fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and as a student project engineer at the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.
Senior Community Programs Specialist
Hannah supports the implementation of transportation electrification programs for SVCE customers and member communities.
Prior to joining SVCE, Hannah served as a senior researcher at the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, where she developed data-driven tools for energy and climate planning and research. She brings nearly a decade of experience in applying data to advance energy decarbonization goals, particularly at the local level.
Hannah has both an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and a B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Manager of Community Programs
Nupur works on deploying community programs for transportation and building electrification to drive SVCE’s decarbonization initiatives.
Prior to SVCE, Nupur served for seven years as an Environmental Programs Manager at the City of Sunnyvale, where she led the development and implementation of the City’s Climate Action Playbook, with a focus on energy efficiency and electrification programs. She also worked for nine years on federal policy development and research on climate change impacts in urban areas at The Cadmus Group, Inc., an environmental consulting firm.
Nupur holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Davidson College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.
Households that earn up to 150% of the area’s median income will be eligible for state rebates. While this specific income limit has yet to be determined for Santa Clara County, it is estimated to be around $220,000 for a family of four. If you make more than $220,000, there is no need to wait for the state rebates, as this income exceeds the eligibility range.
California Senate Bill 100 – The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018, sets a 2045 goal for all electricity in the state to be powered from renewable and carbon-free sources. The Bill also updates the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to ensure that at least 60% of California’s electricity is from renewable sources by 2030. In addition, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) set an order to build at least 11.5 GW of new, clean resources by 2026 (CPUC D.21- 06-035.)