February 2003 - Portland General Electric (PGE) announced a new, lower-cost renewable energy option for medium and large-sized businesses. Any customer that uses more than 30 kilowatts can now purchase 100% wind power from the utility at an additional cost of 1.7¢/kWh, with a minimum purchase requirement of 1,000 kWh per month. The wind power premium is half the level charged in an earlier program offered by the utility. Smaller businesses are already eligible for a variety of green power products offered by the utility under Oregon's electricity industry restructuring law.
Local companies that have already committed to purchase the Clean Wind product include Nike, Inc. and Epson Portland Inc. These and other companies purchasing the green power product will receive marketing support from PGE ranging from window decals to promotion in utility advertisements.
News Release - Medium-Large Businesses Go Green with PGE Clean Wind Power
PGE Contact: Thor Hinckley, (503) 464-8089