Mercer Island Gets The Green

King County Community Excels in PSE Program, Lands National "Green Power Community of the Year"

BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 12, 2013) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Mercer Island “Green Power Community of the Year.” This national award recognizes communities that distinguish themselves through their green power usage, leadership, and citizen engagement. The award was presented today at the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference hosted by the Center for Resource Solutions in Austin, Texas. The mayor of Mercer Island, Bruce Bassett, accepted the award at the event.

Puget Sound Energy congratulates Mercer Island on this accomplishment. We’re proud to have partnered with the community in the 2012 “Mercer Island Gets Green Challenge,” which encouraged residents to increase their adoption of renewable energy through the Green Power Program. Mercer Island increased its Green Power Program participation to 6 percent, above average for an area its size.

Mercer Island's accomplishment brings national recognition to our region for our region’s environmental leadership. PSE's voluntary Green Power Program gives PSE electric customers a way to lower the carbon footprint of their homes and businesses by supporting energy made from renewable resources such as wind, biomass and solar power. All of the renewable energy in PSE's Green Power Program is generated by independent producers of renewable power. It's separate from those wind resources owned and operated by PSE.

For more information about how to make your city a Green Power Community, or 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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