February 2005 - Columbia River PUD is offering a wind energy option to its 17,500 Oregon-based customers. Under the Choice Energy program, customers can purchase wind energy in 100-kWh increments each month for an extra $2 above standard rates, or a premium of 2¢/kWh. Alternatively, customers can purchase wind energy for 100% of their electricity needs at a lower premium of 1.5¢/kWh. Power for the program is supplied by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) from the Condon, Klondike and Stateline wind projects located in Eastern Oregon.
News Release - Columbia River PUD launching wind power program
Columbia River Contact: Libby Calnon (503) 366-3264