July 1998 - On July 6, Patagonia, a Ventura, California-based outdoor clothing manufacturer, announced that it will purchase 100% renewable energy from Enron Energy Services. Enron will supply roughly 1 million kWh per year to power Patagonia's 14 California facilities from a new 16-MW wind power facility that is being constructed near Palm Springs, CA. Until the wind project becomes operational in early 1999, Enron will supply power from qualified in-state renewables projects. Patagonia chose Enron because of its commitment to build new renewables capacity for the market.
Because of its green power purchase commitment, Patagonia has been approved by the Center for Resource Solutions to use the Green-e certification logo in corporate marketing and communications materials.
For more information, see "Patagonia First In California To Commit To 100% Wind Energy."
News Release - Patagonia Latest Green-e Certified Company
Green-e Contact: Meredith Wingate (415) 561-2100