Green Power Report

Summer 2016

Welcome to Renewables News

Renewable energy is an important part of the service we provide our customers. While some renewable energy is included in our standard supply, for those that want to do more we offer several voluntary programs. Each program is designed to make it easy for our customers to reduce their carbon footprint as well as get involved in the Pacific Northwest’s clean energy industry.

In an effort to make sure everyone knows about the options PSE provides, we've revamped our newsletter to cover all our renewable programs - two of which were launched just this year.

Energy matching programs

One of the easiest ways to lower your carbon footprint is to match energy usage with clean power, or offsets, generated by independent producers.

Solar Choice New this year, demand for this 100 percent solar option far exceeded our expectations, so we doubled capacity.

Green Power Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this program gives over 43,000 participants a blend of clean energy sources.

Carbon Balance This program makes it easy for gas customers to cut CO2 emissions from natural gas usage.

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Solar Choice: space doubled!

Solar Choice, our 100 percent solar power option launched in April 2017 with limited available space. Customer interest quickly exceeded our expectations. To meet demand, we doubled the size of the program in late July.

If you haven't signed up yet, now is the time - even doubled capacity, space is limited.

 

Project profile: Kingston Community Solar

Kingston Community Solar, supported by Solar Choice participants, is particularly special because it was built through years of community activism. Recently we met several of the people who made it happen:

 

  

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Project profile: Nooksack Hydroelectric Plant

One of the great features of Green Power is its blend of different technologies, some of which are truly unique. Take the Nooksack HydrSign up to support projects like Nooksack.

 

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Carbon reduction for natural gas users

A few years ago, we surveyed natural gas customers to uncover interests in carbon reduction projects. Overwhelmingly, customers said they want to support projects in and around Washington. Then we launched Carbon Balance.

Participants in Carbon Balance support projects that actively keep carbon from entering the atmosphere. You've probably heard of Cedar Grove - their compost facility is one of the project participants support.

Neutralize the downside of staying warm - enroll in Carbon Balance

 

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Solar Choice: space doubled!

Solar Choice, our 100 percent solar power option launched in April 2017 with limited available space. Customer interest quickly exceeded our expectations. To meet demand, we doubled the size of the program in late July.

If you haven't signed up yet, now is the time - even doubled capacity, space is limited.

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Project profile: Kingston Community Solar

Kingston Community Solar, supported by Solar Choice participants, is particularly special because it was built through years of community activism. Recently we met several of the people who made it happen:

 

  

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Project profile: Nooksack Hydroelectric Plant

One of the great features of Green Power is its blend of different technologies, some of which are truly unique. Take the Nooksack HydrSign up to support projects like Nooksack.

 

Sign up to support projects like Nooksack

To Top

Carbon reduction for natural gas users

A few years ago, we surveyed natural gas customers to uncover interests in carbon reduction projects. Overwhelmingly, customers said they want to support projects in and around Washington. Then we launched Carbon Balance.

Participants in Carbon Balance support projects that actively keep carbon from entering the atmosphere. You've probably heard of Cedar Grove - their compost facility is one of the project participants support.

Neutralize the downside of staying warm - enroll in Carbon Balance

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