January 2003 - Mason County PUD No. 3, which serves 28,000 customers in western Washington, announced a new green power offering for its residential and commercial customers. Under the Mason Evergreen Power program, customers can purchase 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks of wind power for $2.00 per month, or a premium of 2¢/kWh. Each block represents about 10% of an average residential customer's monthly electricity usage. There is no limit on the number of blocks that can be purchased. Customers can enroll, change their participation level, or drop out of the program at any time. The green power is supplied from the utility's 1-MW share of the 50-MW, Nine Canyon Wind project located in Eastern Washington.
Mason County is required to offer a renewable energy purchase option to its customers under a state law enacted in 2001.
News Release - Mason Evergreen Power Option Now Available For Owner/Ratepayers of Mason County PUD No. 3
Mason County Contacts: Jay Himlie (360) 426-8255, Renee Porter