Samsung’s San José Campus Goes TotalGreen

Submitted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:15

We are proud to announce that Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. has chosen to power their San José campus with TotalGreen, our 100% renewable electricity service! Energy for the Samsung@First campus will come solely from solar, wind and geothermal energy, complementing their onsite solar installation.

With Samsung’s commitment, San José Clean Energy will have the opportunity to provide even more clean, renewable energy, helping meet the aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets set forth in Climate Smart San José, our city’s climate action plan.

“Climate change is a serious problem that affects the world, and we’re focused on ensuring Samsung is doing their part to respond to this crisis,” said Jim Elliott, Corporate Senior Vice President at Samsung Semiconductor. “We’re eager to partner with San José Clean Energy to further reduce the carbon footprint of our San José offices, where thousands of our staff work on innovative automotive, digital health, data center, and IoT innovation projects.”

By choosing TotalGreen, Samsung continues to demonstrate its commitment to creating a low-carbon future. In 2016 alone, Samsung almost doubled its use of renewable energy, which resulted in nearly a six-fold increase relative to 2014.

“We are proud that our focus and commitment to sustainability initiatives will directly contribute to San José Clean Energy building more, new renewable energy generation,” added Elliott.

SJCE is currently working on negotiating its first long-term power purchase agreement to build new renewable energy resources dedicated for SJCE customers. San José customers’ demand for renewable energy totals 1,840 GWh annually.

SJCE was able to assist Samsung in its efforts to analyze the financial and environmental impact of its decision to upgrade to 100% renewable energy.

With Samsung leading the way, we encourage other local business leaders to consider upgrading to TotalGreen. We are happy to provide interested businesses with financial and environmental analysis about their SJCE energy options – feel free to reach out.

We congratulate Samsung on this exciting decision, and look forward to working with other local business leaders to further expand local procurement of renewable energy.