Solar Power on the Kitsap Peninsula?
EPA to Use Only "Green" Power at Manchester Lab;
Solar-Powered Espresso to Fuel Wednesday News Conference
Port Orchard, WA — May 9, 2000 — The Environmental Protection Agency is going green.
On Wednesday, with a pull of the steam lever on an espresso machine, EPA will mark a "first" for a major Northwest federal facility: its laboratory at Manchester will be fully supplied with "green" power.**
Last summer the EPA installed an array of solar photovoltaic panels that will supply the lab with a small percentage of its electricity needs. Tomorrow EPA will announce that the balance of the electricity used by the lab will be "green" — generated at wind farms throughout the region and deemed environmentally friendly by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, an independent non-profit foundation that generates revenues from sales of environmentally-preferred, or "green" power, to utilities and end use customers throughout the four Northwest states.
11:30 AM - NOON — Wednesday, May 10
EPA Manchester Laboratory at Port Orchard
Romy Diaz, EPA Assistant Administrator
Anita Frankel, Regional Director for EPA Office for Innovation
Angus Duncan, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Mike Nelson, Washington State University Energy Extension Office
**Electrons can't be tracked from generation to consumption so EPA's electricity purchase will pay for the costs of generating the lab's load at regional windfarms.
Bill Dunbar (206) 553-1203
Carolyn Gangmark (206) 553-4072