SOURCE: Silicon Valley Power

December 09, 2010 08:30 ET

Aviat Networks Commits to Half-Turbine Renewable Power Purchase From Silicon Valley Power

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the municipal electric utility for the City of Santa Clara, announced today that Aviat Networks, Inc. will participate in its clean renewable energy program, Santa Clara Green Power. Aviat Networks will purchase one-half of the output of one large-scale wind turbine on an annual basis. Aviat Networks entered a two-year green power purchase commitment as part of its initiative to achieve LEED Gold Certification for its new Santa Clara facility.

Derived from clean wind and solar generation sources, Aviat Networks' renewable power commitment -- 1504 megawatt-hours annually -- makes Aviat Networks a member of the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership for its Santa Clara facility. "We are very pleased by the standout commitment Aviat Networks has made to renewable energy through our green power program and their new status as an EPA Green Power Partner," said Larry Owens of Silicon Valley Power. Aviat Networks' clean power commitment will provide environmental savings by preventing the release of more than 800 tons of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas. This is the climate impact equivalent to taking over 150 cars off the road for a year.

"Conventional electricity generation is the nation's single largest industrial source of air pollution," said EPA Green Power Partnership Director, Blaine Collison. "Aviat Networks and other Santa Clara organizations buying green power are providing a great example of environmental leadership." 

"The commitment to renewable power is an extension of a broad set of initiatives we've implemented worldwide to conserve energy and minimize our impact on the environment," said Sandy Johnson, Facilities Manager at Aviat Networks.

About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), previously known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., is a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, building the foundation for the 4G/LTE broadband future. We offer best-of-breed wireless transmission solutions including LTE-ready microwave backhaul and a complete portfolio of essential service options that enable wireless public and private telecommunications operators to deliver advanced data, voice and video and mobility services around the world. Aviat Networks is agile, adaptive and anticipates what's coming, to help our customers make the right choices. Our products and services are designed for flexible evolution, no matter what the future brings. With global reach and local presence on the ground, we work by the side of our customers allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities while managing migration toward an all-IP future. For more information, please visit or join the dialogue at

About Silicon Valley Power
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the trademark adopted for use by the century-old Electric Department of the City of Santa Clara, California. SVP provides power to more than 50,000 customers, including Applied Materials, Intel, National Semiconductor and Yahoo!, at rates 25 to 45 percent below neighboring communities. SVP also offers customers a 100 percent renewable energy option through its Santa Clara Green Power program and is an active participant in the wholesale energy markets in the Western United States. Visit for more information.

About Santa Clara Green Power
Santa Clara Green Power
is a voluntary renewable energy program offered by Silicon Valley Power to all of its residential, commercial and industrial customers as a way to support energy generated from 100 percent clean wind and solar power resources at a low additional cost of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Santa Clara utility customers can enroll in Santa Clara Green Power by signing up through the secure website at or by calling (408) 244-SAVE (7283).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Larry Owens
    Division Manager
    Silicon Valley Power
    Phone # 408-615-6644
    Cell # (408) 621-5873