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Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides ANALYSIS, ACTION, LEADERSHIP

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Municipal Internet of Things Blueprint Released

Innovation CitiesJuly 10, 2019 – Joint Venture's civic technology team announced publication of Municipal Internet of Things (IoT) Blueprint, a free PDF download to inform local government leaders about trends in the IoT. Published by the Wireless SuperCluster, a part of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) project, and led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the tool was co-edited by David Witkowski, Executive Director of Joint Venture’s Civic Technologies Program.

Data Release: Silicon Valley has access to cleaner power than CA or the U.S.

solar panels and wind millsJuly 9, 2019 - The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies has released a comparative analysis of local sources of power by emissions intensity. In just three years, the majority of Silicon Valley energy customers – both residents and businesses alike – have transitioned away from PG&E to community choice energy programs.

Read the release

Joint Venture & SVCE Tackle Green Building Rules

Illustration showing connection between clean electricity and clean communityJuly 1, 2019 - Joint Venture is partnering with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to promote local green building rules through an innovative mechanism called reach codes. Under state law, cities and counties may adopt local ordinances that exceed state codes to ensure new buildings promote a clean and healthy future through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.

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Joint Venture Food Recovery Partners with Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes logoCollaboration will double community impact

July 1, 2019 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen have formed a partnership that will enable Joint Venture’s Food Recovery initiative, known as A La Carte, to transfer day-to-day operations to Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. Effective immediately, A La Carte operations will be managed by Loaves & Fishes, including pick-up and delivery operations and the fleet of trucks that deliver meals to people who are in need.

Read the News Release

Facebook funds new truck for Food Rescue

group standing in front of truckJuly 1, 2019 - Facebook, in partnership with Flagship Facility Services, Inc., will fund a new food truck for Joint Venture's Food Rescue initiative, known as A La Carte, that has been picking up and distributing food from four of Facebook’s cafes and mini cafes since March. The new truck will increase the size of the fleet that "harvests" prepared food for people in the community who are food-insecure. Facebook has donated more than 22,000 meals through the program to date.

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Joint Venture partners with Adobe for people with disabilities

people chatting July 1, 2019 - Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Talent Partnership has paired a pro bono team of experts from Adobe to assist nonprofit Project HIRED to help people with disabilities find employment. Have a project that could use expert help?

Contact Joint Venture's SVTP for details.

Joint Venture board adds new members

July 1, 2019 – The Joint Venture board of directors elected two new members at their quarterly meeting: Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip, President and Chief Executive Officer of KQED. “We are delighted to add the expertise of Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip to the Joint Venture board,” said Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture.

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Meet Duffy Jennings

July 1, 2019 - Duffy Jennings first joined Joint Venture in 2008 as VP of Communications after enjoying a distinguished career as a corporate communications executive and journalist. He retired—or rewired?—from corporate life in February 2019 and, with the new release of his memoir, Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, he added author to his list.

Read Duffy's profile

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Get comprehensive information and data about Silicon Valley’s economic and community health at www.SiliconValleyIndicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are available on a dynamic and interactive website that allows users to further explore Silicon Valley trends.

Download the 2019 Silicon Valley Index.

Investors Spotlight

Donors invest in Joint Venture with both general support and project-specific gifts that help us react nimbly to provide analysis and innovative solutions to issues that confront our regional economies and quality of life. Here are just a few of our many investors:

SiliconSage Builders logo Urban Catalyst logo Urban Community logo

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.


A Newsletter for our SEEDZ Initiative

Welcome to our brand new newsletter for SEEDZ, Joint Venture’s Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone Initiative.

In Silicon Valley, leading energy customers, solution providers, municipalities, institutions and utility interests are working together to build the nation’s most advanced commercial power network, uniting the latest developments in performance and sustainability.

Conceived and launched in the second half of 2012, the SEEDZ Initiative is now advancing along several fronts. In response to growing external interest, we decided it was the right time to begin providing progress updates to the community in a quarterly newsletter.

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback about SEEDZ.

Thanks for your interest!

Don Bray,
SEEDZ Executive Director

What's New In This Issue:

• Power Quality Portal is Online
• Customer-Side Energy Storage Pilot Assessments Underway
• Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Survey and EV Workshop
• SB 43: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program Enacted

Power Quality Portal is Online

An area-wide power quality monitoring system that aggregates detailed data from customer meters in the area is up and running, with the support of six “charter subscribers” – PG&E, NetApp, Juniper Networks, Moffett Park Business Group, Silicon Valley Power and Accenture. The secure, remotely hosted web portal is being developed by Applied Power Technologies.

The private site collects, aggregates, and presents detailed power quality data from distributed power meters, and then charts and maps power quality “incidents.” Further, it will collect impact data, and provide feedback on incident root causes.

The longer-term goals of the Power Quality Portal are to facilitate improved power quality and resiliency, incorporate leading smart grid power quality standards, and enable the zone to serve as a model and test bed for grid integration of new smart energy solutions, including distributed generation and storage, electric vehicle infrastructure and advanced industrial applications.

More on the portal project.

Customer-Side Energy Storage Pilot Assessments Underway

SEEDZ has partnered with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Strategen Consulting to provide resources, information and technical guidance to SEEDZ energy customers to help them evaluate new opportunities for deployment of large-scale on-site energy storage systems.

On-site meetings have been held with eight major energy customers in the SEEDZ area to conduct initial energy storage business case analyses and screenings. The Foothill–De Anza Community College District is moving forward and is now nearing completion of a detailed evaluation for on-site storage deployment. Additional detailed evaluations by other organization are in the pipeline.

If you are a major energy customer in Silicon Valley and would like to discuss a prospective business case assessment for on-site energy storage at your location, please contact Rachel Massaro at .

Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Survey and EV Workshop

With electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure proliferating rapidly, companies have been on their own to share resources and best practices, so SEEDZ is conducting a survey on current EV usage and charging stations, future plans, operations, financial models and employee/driver engagement in the area.

In addition, the survey will begin to identify and address top needs and opportunities among building owners/operators related to EV energy use and related costs, integration and grid impacts.

To date, companies participating in the survey include Google, VMWare, SAP Labs, Facebook, Infinera, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, NetApp, Yahoo! and JSR Micro.

Results of the survey, and an in-depth discussion of energy management associated with EV infrastructure, will be presented in at the SEEDZ EV Infrastructure Workshop at Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale on November 6.

For more information or to register for the EV workshop, click here.

SB 43: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program Enacted

Joint Venture is engaging with the rulemaking process for SB 43, the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program recently enacted and signed by Governor Brown. The program enables millions of California energy customers who cannot install their own solar or other renewable energy system to purchase renewable energy through their utility, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Ardently supported by Joint Venture across all of its climate initiatives, the comprehensive legislation allows customers of investor-owned utilities – including local governments, businesses, schools, homeowners, municipal customers and renters – to purchase up to 100 percent of their electricity from a renewable energy facility.

SEEDZ will be staying close to this and how the economics develop around the green tariff. If you are interested in learning more about how this critical legislation affects you, contact Don Bray at .

The SEEDZ stakeholders meet regularly under the auspices of Joint Venture’s Climate Prosperity Council, co-chaired by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Accenture Institute Executive Research Fellow Chris DiGiorgio. The council includes representatives from Google, EPRI, NetApp, Optony, PG&E, NASA Ames Research Center, Integral Group, Juniper Networks, Accenture, McCalmont Engineering, Microsoft, the Cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale, and other leading Silicon Valley organizations.

Visit www.jointventure.org/seedz for more information.

How are we defining Smart Energy?

An integrated portfolio of new practices, standards and technologies for improved performance and sustainability in the generation, distribution and use of energy throughout the community.

For more information about SEEDZ, please contact:

Don Bray

Executive Director, SEEDZ
(408) 298-9338


Or visit us on the web at www.jointventure.org/seedz

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In The News

July 16, 2019 - (Energy Pages) - Rise of Energy Choice Diminishes PG&E’s Silicon Valley Market Share:Silicon Valley residents have greater access to cleaner energy compared to the rest of California and the rest of the country, says The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

July 10, 2019 - (American City & County) - Small cells, big uncertainties: “The FCC’s approach is a pretty blanket approach. And it may not account for all of the nuances of local government..." notes David Witkowski, executive director of civic technology initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 8, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Exodus: For Bay Area millennials, moving up means moving out: In 2017, roughly 36 percent of Silicon Valley adults between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with their parents, according to an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 5, 2019(KPIX-TV5) - New Numbers Show Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Are Moving North: "The workforce is young," says Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock.  More

June 29, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Pizarro: Literary Send-Off - Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock and his wife, Marguerite Hancock, hosted a reception to bid farewell to Duffy Jennings, who served as Joint Venture’s communications director for the past 11 years. More

June 26, 2019 - (Michigan Daily) - KLA opens temporary R&D site in Ann Arbor:According to Curbed San Francisco, a recent census done by Joint Venture Silicon Valley discovered the median home sale price for a house is $1.2 million. More

June 26, 2019 - (The Almanac) - Manzanita Talks move forward: Efforts to bring together public and private sector leaders to talk about how to address regional transportation problems moved forward on June 13 with what Joint Venture Silicon Valley President and CEO Russell Hancock called a historic discussion. More

June 25, 2019 - (KQED News) - Stanford Wants to Expand: Russell Hancock, a Stanford lecturer and also president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said, "It's always baffling to me when the neighbors vilify Stanford. This is a world class institution. There would be no Silicon Valley without Stanford." More

June 19, 2019 - (NPR News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion For Affordable Housing: We are seeing an increase in the people that are living in RVs or other temporary shelters," said Rachel Massaro, director of research for Joint Venture. More

June 18 - (KQED News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion to Help Fight Bay Area Housing Crisis It Helped Create: Joint Venture reported that affordable housing units represented only a small share of recently approved units in Silicon Valley.   More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Californians sharply divided over how to tackle housing shortage: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, believes Bay Area residents have become more open to new solutions to the housing shortage in the last five years. More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - With SUV ads and snark, desert city looks to woo Bay Area residents: According to a study by the regional think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region gained about 62,000 foreign-born residents between July 2015 and July 2018, while 64,300 residents left. More

June 14, 2019 - (AJOT) -Commute times across Silicon Valley have increased by 17% over the past decade, adding an average of 43 minutes weekly per commuter, according to the 2018 Silicon Valley Index by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 12, 2019 - (Los Altos Town Crier) - Food truck puts corporate leftovers to community good: Silicon Valley Food Rescue operates as a project of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More