SPUR Impact Awards 2019: Silicon Valley Clean Energy Team Redefines the South Bay's Energy Supply
March 25, 2019

Members of the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Core Staff Implementation Team, left to right: Steve Attinger, Elaine Marshall, Kevin Armstrong, Andrea Pizano, Tim Kirby, Don Bray and Misty Mersich. Photo by Christie Goshe.

The 2019 SPUR Impact Awards, held on March 22, recognized outstanding job performance of those serving San Jose and the surrounding communities. 


Motivated by a common interest in taking bold and effective climate action, the cities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino and Mountain View and the County of Santa Clara formed an inter-jurisdictional partnership to develop Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), a community choice energy program that redefines where and how electricity is supplied in the South Bay.

The Core Staff Implementation Team played a key role in the intense, multi-year development of the program and in educating the community and other cities on program benefits. As a result, within the first year of operation, SVCE reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, lowered rates for customers and became the first community choice energy program in California to make carbon-free electricity the default product. 

Team Members:
Kevin Armstrong (Santa Clara County), Steve Attinger (Mountain View), Don Bray (SVCE), Erin Cooke (Cupertino), Tim Kirby (Sunnyvale), Elaine Marshall (Milpitas), Misty Mersich (Cupertino), Demetra McBride (Santa Clara County), Andrea Pizano (SVCE), Melody Tovar (Sunnyvale)


2019 winners also include:

Martin Alkire Envisions a Greener Future for Mountain View’s North Bayshore

Consuelo Hernandez Manages Finances to Increase Affordable Housing 

Vallco Town Center Team Leads an Inclusive Process to Rethink a Declining Mall

Better BikewaySJ Transforms City Streets Into a Network of Bike Lanes

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