PGE marks 10 years of green power
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Boasting 3.1 billion pounds of avoided greenhouse gas emissions, Portland General Electric marked its 10th year of offering a nation-leading program of allowing customers to support renewable energy.
The Green Power program turns 10 in 2012 and has 80,000 customers.
The U.S. Department of Energy ranked PGE's program No. 1 in the nation.
The program offers customers the option to offset their entire monthly consumption of electric power with power generated from renewable resources or offset smaller increments of their usage with units of renewable wind power. A typical PGE residential customer purchasing 100 percent renewable power pays a premium of about $12 per month. The proceeds from the program are used to support development of renewable energy projects.
Curious how much beer and espresso could be brewed or how long the ski lifts on Mt. Hood could run from the 3 billion killowatt hours of power paid for under the program? Click on the image above to walk through a fun infographic put together by PGE to celebrate a decade of voluntary renewable power options.
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