March 2011 - The cities of Olympia and Lacey (Wash.) have joined together for the Flip the Switch campaign to recruit at least 1,011 residents for voluntary enrollment in Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program by the end of 2011. If successful, Puget Sound Energy will provide solar project grants totaling $40,000 in Olympia and $20,000 in Lacey. The campaign will be promoted through community events, utility billings and each city's website. Goals of the campaign include support of renewable energy projects, green energy job creation and reducing the region's fossil fuel dependencies.
Approximately 4,000 residents and businesses in Olympia and Lacey are currently enrolled in the Green Power Program, with nearly 30,000 total participants throughout Puget Sound Energy's utility territory. Participating customers can select to receive 100 percent renewable energy for a premium of 1.25¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) or purchase renewable energy in 160 kWh blocks for a fixed cost of $2 per block with a minimum purchase of $4 per month.
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