October 21, 2016

Pacific Power awarded for 'green' work

From Pacific Power,

Pacific Power receives Award in Green Power Market Development from Center for Resource Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Pacific Power, Oct. 17, earned national recognition for its ongoing commitment to advance renewable energy as part of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards sponsored by the Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

   The Green Power Leadership Award in Green Power Market Development is a national award that recognizes organizations and individuals building and growing the voluntary market for green power. It was presented at a ceremony during Renewable Energy Markets 2016 in San Francisco, CA, an annual clean energy conference.

   The leadership award recognizes Pacific Power for pioneering a market-leading approach that leverages the nationally recognized Green-e Energy certified Blue Sky Usage & Habitat products to help more renewable projects get off the ground in Oregon. Specifically, the strategy was integral to the development of the Huntington Wind Project, a 50 megawatt plant in eastern Oregon and Blue Basin Power, a 1 megawatt facility near Klamath Falls, Ore.

   "Our customers are the inspiration for this innovative approach," said Cory Scott, Pacific Power's director of customer solutions. "We look forward to growing this program as an important part of an increasingly diverse set of renewable options for customers."

   "We are pleased to award Pacific Power with a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award for the company's innovative Blue Sky Program," said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin, "which helps drive new development of clean energy generation and can serve as a model for new projects throughout the country.

   CRS also recognizes market leadership through three other awards: International Green Power Market Development recognizes organizations and individuals who are building markets or demonstrating leadership in green power procurement outside North America, Leadership in Green Power Education recognizes effective and unique programs and organizations focusing on green power education, and Green Power Leader of the Year is a "lifetime achievement" award that acknowledges continuous achievement, vision, and dedication to renewable energy. An independent selection committee reviews the nominations and determines the winners.

About Blue Sky:
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ranked Blue Sky fifth or better in the nation for the 11th consecutive year in the number of customers buying renewable power. The Blue Sky Block, Usage and Habitat products are Green-e Energy certified. About 59,000 Pacific Power customers currently participate in the Blue Sky program across Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/bluesky.

About Pacific Power:
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.

About the Green Power Leadership Awards:
The annual Green Power Leadership Awards (GPLAs) are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy security. The GPLAs are presented by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Awards recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. They are presented at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. For more information, visitwww.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.

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