Community Resources & Information

This webpage serves as a hub for information and resources for SVCE’s member agencies, Board of Directors and community stakeholders.


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Learn more about how communities are reaching their clean energy goals with SVCE.

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Grants &
Technical Resources

There is over $10 million available to support member agencies fight climate change locally.

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Explore the plans and roadmaps guiding our communities’ decarbonization.

Additional Resources

Reach Codes for EV Readiness

By working with local governments, building officials, and stakeholders from the building community, we have developed reach codes that help encourage the construction of buildings and homes that are powered solely with clean electricity and are prepared for EV charging. Visit our Reach Code webpage to learn more.

Reach Codes for Building Electrification

By working with local governments, building officials, and stakeholders from the building community, we have developed reach codes that help encourage the construction of buildings and homes that are powered solely with clean electricity. Visit our Reach Code webpage to learn more about this program.


The Silicon Valley Transportation Electrification Clearinghouse (SVTEC) is a collaboration of public, private, and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate EV adoption across Silicon Valley. Visit the SVTEC webpage if your agency or company is interested in joining and to learn more about available resources and upcoming meetings.

Energy Resilience Capex Grants

Whether your member agency has a capex project already in mind or interested in exploring different projects that support energy resilience and help fight climate change within the community, SV Clean Energy has funding available. Funds can be used for the planning and installation of a project within the community. Learn more and apply today.

Best Practices Guide for Streamlining Electrification Permitting

To further support member agencies, this program assesses current permitting and inspection processes for electric technologies and electric vehicle charging infrastructure and informs streamlining efforts across jurisdictions. Through a review of permit data and interviews with member agency staff, industry stakeholders and local contractors, the study produced a Baseline Assessment that benchmarks current electrification and electric vehicle permitting processes at each municipality and presents potential improvements.

This effort also informed the development of the Best Practices Guide for Streamlining Electrification Permitting (‘the Guide’). This Guide provides support for local jurisdictions to streamline permitting and inspection processes in order to prepare for the expected increase in permit activity as California transitions to all-electric buildings. The Guide also highlights recommendations for third-party entities to support jurisdictions’ electrification efforts.

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Interested in learning more about the additional programs available to residents and businesses in your community to help them go all-electric? Check out the full list of rebates and programs.

Governing Documents

Strategic Plan

The Silicon Valley Clean Energy strategic plan aligns our initiatives with our mission and values. This plan recognizes the goals we intend to accomplish and highlights strategies and tactics we will employ to achieve these goals.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy Strategic Plan, October 2022

Silicon Valley Clean Energy Formation

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is required by the Public Utilities Code to draft and submit and Implementation Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission. The Implementation Plan was approved by the Board of Directors at the July 13, 2016 meeting.

Implementation Plan and Statement of Intent –  Submitted July 14, 2016

Addendum No. 1 – Implementation Plan and Statement of Intent – Submitted December 20, 2017

Before forming Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), our Partnership evaluated whether the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model would not just work for, but also benefit, our residents and businesses here in Silicon Valley. Detailed in the reports below are the specific outcomes anticipated for the region after launching Silicon Valley’s first locally controlled, not-for-profit organization to procure energy on behalf of our communities: