April 2004 - Puget Sound Energy, Snohomish County Public Utility District, and Tacoma Power have teamed on the development of a public information campaign to encourage electricity customers to purchase green power. The integrated campaign combines television, Internet, permission-based e-mail, and utility bill inserts to increase consumer awareness of and customer signups for the utilities' green pricing programs.
Program participants pay a modest premium, usually $3 to $6 a month, to support the generation of new renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest. The campaign was conceived from market research indicating that customer interest in green power is very high but awareness of the utility programs is low. The campaign is designed to reach more than two-thirds of western Washington's population. Olympia-based Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, which purchases green power to supply its own operations, will contribute coffee and mugs to the first 3,000 customers who sign up in response to the campaign. The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is also a campaign partner.
News Release - Puget Sound Region's Electric Utilities Give Green Light to Green Power Campaign
Puget Sound Energy Contact: Mike Richardson, (425) 456-2839
Snohomish PUD Contact: Bob Nicholas, (425) 783-1778
Tacoma Power Contact: Mark Aalfs, (253) 502-8939
BEF Contact: Tom Starrs (503) 248-1905
April 2001 - The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) announced that it will supply green certificates to three companies with operations in the Pacific Northwest: Xantrex Technology, a leading supplier of inverters for renewable energy systems, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters of Olympia, and Global Energy Concepts, a Kirkland-based renewable energy consulting firm. Collectively, the companies will purchase green power certificates equivalent to 1.3 million kWh, which represents 100% of the electricity needs of their respective regional facilities. The power will be generated from new wind and solar power plants located in the Pacific Northwest.
News Release - Three Puget Sound Companies Plug in to 100% Green Energy
BEF Contact: Pam Field (503) 248-1905