Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower, Solar, Wind Power

PSE Introduces More Renewable Power

Bellevue, Washington [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] To combat climate change and rising wholesale energy costs, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is acquiring more renewable energy supplies, primarily wind power at the same time as putting more resources into helping its customers conserve electricity and natural gas. PSE’s energy-efficiency services since 1979 have reduced customers’ ongoing power usage by more than 2 million megawatt-hours (MWh). PSE is the largest utility producer of renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest with the company’s recently completed Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind facilities in central and eastern Washington. Combined, the facilities produce enough electricity to supply the needs of almost 100,000 customers. In 2003 PSE established a voluntary goal of acquiring 10 percent of its customers’ power supply by 2013 from renewable resources.