Bringing Home the Sun

Family Wins $10,000 Home Energy Solar System in PSE’s Green Power Sweepstakes

BELLEVUE, Wash. (2/26/14) – Puget Sound Energy is pleased to announce that Elliot and Alissa Jerud of Issaquah have won the 2013 Green Power Program Solar Power Sweepstakes. The Jeruds will soon have a new addition to their home: A free solar electric system worth $10,000.

Green Power

"Doing our part to protect the environment is important to us. That's why we joined the Green Power Program, and winning the solar panels is a big bonus!" said Elliot Jerud.

West Seattle Natural Energy, LLC has been selected to install the system, which will have 11 SolarWorld panels and can produce up to 3 kilowatts of power.

Customers who enrolled in PSE’s Green Power Program before Sept. 30 were automatically entered to win the solar energy system. Existing Green Power customers could enter for a chance to win by upgrading to 100 percent participation. Customers who already participated at 100 percent were automatically entered in the sweepstakes.

PSE’s voluntary Green Power Program gives PSE electric customers a way to guarantee that some or all of the energy they use is matched in the electric grid with clean electricity from wind, solar, biogas and other renewable energy sources from the West. None of the renewable energy in PSE’s Green Power Program is generated by PSE; it all comes from independent producers of renewable power.

"Our house is already green, through efficiencies, design, and choosing PSE's Green Power Program. The solar panels are a way to make our values public to inspire friends and neighbors," said Jerud.

PSE residential customers can purchase 100 percent green power for approximately $10 to $12 a month based on their actual usage or buy a specific amount, with a minimum purchase of $4 per month for 320 kilowatt hours (kWh). Additional green power can be bought in increments of $2 for 160 kWh.

To sign up for PSE’s Green Power Program, visit or call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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