Resilience and Distributed Energy Programs

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is committed to providing our customers with clean, affordable and reliable electricity.

Customer Resiliency Programs

Homeowners and businesses throughout Santa Clara County have the opportunity to participate in programs to help install battery storage, solar, and/or other clean power technologies for their home or business.

The Solar+Battery Assistant is a no-obligation, end-to-end concierge service to help you design your solar+battery installation, independently compare pricing from multiple installers, and access financing options. Plus, customers can receive $1,000 off an electrical panel upgrade, which may be needed for future electric home upgrades.

Lights On Silicon Valley

We have selected Sunrun to develop a network of customer-sited solar and storage systems across our community through Lights On Silicon Valley. These systems will provide customers with resilience during outages and can also be used by SVCE to provide benefits to the grid during the rest of the year. A rebate will be available for our customers who elect to enroll their system. Find out more using the button below!

Community Resilience Program

The SVCE Community Resilience Program aims to help our region reduce the impacts of power outages from events such as earthquakes, PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs, floods, and wildfires while supporting decarbonization and local job creation. In collaboration with our member agencies and local stakeholders, the program will assess, identify, prioritize and implement resilient energy strategies across our territory.

Member Agencies

To support its member agencies in developing resilience projects, SVCE has made $5 million in funding available in the form of planning and capex grants.

Need to identify a Capex project?

Our technical consultants are here to help you identify the best project for your community. Complete the simple planning grant interest form by May 20, 2022 to indicate that your jurisdiction will use planning grant funds for project assessment and identification. Your agency will then have until February 28, 2023 to apply for the capex funds.

Already have a Capex project identified?

Apply for funding by May 20, 2022.


Batteries: Tips and Tools for Storage, Commissioning and Operation

June 16, 2022
This webinar provides an overview of battery storage technology, offers tips and tools for the commissioning, operation, and maintenance of Solar + Storage projects, and provides a case study from the City of Milpitas.

Community Energy Resilience: Overview and Solutions

April 14, 2022
This webinar provides an overview of community energy resilience, detail viable energy resilience solutions for SVCE Member Agencies and discusses opportunities for the identification, funding, and implementation of those solutions.

Resilience Program Interest Form