May 1999 - According to ConoWeb, the Pacific Northwest Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Newsletter, Orcas Power & Light, an electric cooperative serving Washington's San Juan Islands, has agreed to buy 0.5 MW of green power from the Bonneville Power Administration. The green power product is a mix of small hydro and wind energy. Participating customers can choose to purchase the green power in blocks of 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,000 kWh at a price premium of 3.5¢/kWh above the standard residential rate of 5.1¢/kWh.
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation assisted in negotiating the deal. Orcas is the third Northwest utility to buy green power through the Foundation, joining Emerald PUD and Snohomish County PUD.
News Release - Bonneville Environmental Foundation Notches Another Green Power Sale