Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has announced that California’s Great America – a 100-acre amusement park in Santa Clara – will cover 100% of its electricity use with wind power through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program.
Santa Clara Green Power is a renewable energy program that allows Santa Clara residents and businesses to purchase 100% solar and wind energy.
Great America’s commitment to 100% wind energy – 12,810 MWh annually – makes it one of the largest renewable energy purchasers in the Santa Clara Green Power program and a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership’s Leadership Club, says SVP.
The clean energy purchase will reduce Great America’s carbon footprint from electricity use by over 7 million pounds of carbon dioxide each year, according to the utility.
“We are thrilled about Great America’s participation in Santa Clara Green Power,” says Larry Owens, SVP’s senior division manager of customer services. “Their renewable energy commitment will place them among the top echelon of Silicon Valley’s environmental leaders and make it the first Northern California amusement park of its kind to choose 100 percent renewable energy.”
“California’s Great America is proud to partner with Silicon Valley Power and is committed to doing its part to better the environment,” adds Raul Rehnborg, vice president and general manager of California’s Great America. “It is important for us to reduce our carbon footprint and join the growing number of local businesses that embrace the importance of renewable energy.”