December 2001 - Clark Public Utilities, a public utility district that provides electric service to more than 155,000 customers throughout Clark County, Washington, has received approval from its board to offer a green power option beginning in January. Through the utility's Green Lights program, customers will be able to buy 100-kWh blocks of green power for an additional $1.50 each month, or 1.5¢/kWh. There is no limit to the number of blocks that can be purchased and there is no minimum period of participation required. The utility is negotiating with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to purchase power from new wind and solar projects in the region to supply the program. BEF will also help market the power and has promised to invest in local renewable energy projects in the community.
Under a law enacted earlier this year, all Washington-based utilities are required to offer a green power option to their customers beginning in 2002.
News Release - Customers of Clark Public Utilities will have a chance to support the development of clean, earth-friendly electricity - No longer online at clarkpublicutilities.com
News Article - Utility, BPA Strike Deal on 'Green' Power - No longer online at Columbian.com
Clark PUD Contact: Shirley Skidmore (360) 992-3268