Silicon Valley Power (SVP), a municipal electric utility in Santa Clara, Calif., has won the Suzanne Wilson Award for Pollution Prevention/Resource Conservation Special Project for its renewable energy program, Santa Clara Green Power. The honor was presented by nonprofit group Acterra.
The award, one of Acterra's 2009 Business Environmental Awards, honors programs that reduce the consumption of resources and minimize the generation of toxic and/or persistent pollutants.
‘The judges were particularly impressed by the high enrollment rate; low-cost premium and tiered volume pricing; quality assurance provided by independent, third-party verification; strong program support from city officials; and demonstrated commitment to educating the community, local businesses and other utilities interested in developing renewable energy programs,’ states Christine Kohl-Zaugg, the Business Environmental Awards judging team captain.
SOURCE: Silicon Valley Power