November 1999 - Midstate Electric Cooperative, which serves about 12,000 member customers in Central Oregon, is offering its customers an "Environmentally Preferred Power" product derived from a mix of small, low-impact hydroelectric resources and wind energy. The power is purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration.
Midstate sells the green power to residential and business customers in 100-kWh blocks for $2.50 per month (2.5¢/kWh) and requires a two-block minimum purchase. Since the cooperative began marketing the program last fall, about 170 customers have subscribed—a participation rate of 1.4%.
Midstate Contact: Todd Young (541) 536-7236