August 2008 - The City of Gresham has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an EPA Green Power Community, becoming the seventh community in Oregon and the 14th in the nation to receive the designation. The federal agency extends the honor to communities that show their environmental commitment by purchasing renewable energy in amounts that meet or exceed EPA purchase requirements.
Gresham electricity customers have surpassed the Gresham Green Power Challenge goal of 300 new renewable power enrollments set by the Gresham City Council. The community-wide challenge, announced in April 2008, resulted in 332 new sign-ups for renewable energy from Portland General Electric’s voluntary green power programs by August. The community is now at nearly 5% participation, representing use of almost 38 million kWh of renewable power per year.
News Release - City of Gresham Becomes EPA Green Power Community