This month eBay and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), two large technology companies headquartered in San José, upgraded their San José Clean Energy (SJCE) electricity service to TotalGreen to power their facilities with 100% renewable energy from solar and wind.
“We’re thrilled to see such demand for renewable energy from our large corporate customers,” said Lori Mitchell, Community Energy Department Director. “This demand is helping drive our investment in new renewable resources. Our local communities benefit when local government and the private sector work together to fight climate change.”
To date, over 1,000 customers have chosen TotalGreen, helping drive our investment in new renewable resources. We plans to invest in approximately 350 megawatts of new solar, wind, and battery storage by the end of 2019.
Both eBay and HPE have corporate sustainability goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The SJCE partnership is part of eBay’s broader push to lower its carbon footprint by achieving 100% renewable energy by 2025 for its data centers and offices worldwide. eBay currently is participating in local, utility-driven green power programs around the globe. Most recently, eBay announced a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power in Utah to ensure the facilities there are supported by 100% renewable energy. Other eBay offices — including Dreilinden, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; and Portland, Oregon — all are powered by 100% renewable energy through local utility programs.
In 2018, HPE reduced their operational emissions by 37%, compared to 2016 levels, and increased their ambition with a new goal of a 55% reduction by 2025. The upgrade to TotalGreen will promote future emission reductions for HPE and help the city meet the emission reduction targets in its ambitious climate action plan, Climate Smart San José.
To upgrade to TotalGreen, visit our TotalGreen webpage or call (833) 432-2454.