Green Tags Available in Oregon

The Bonneville Environmental Foundation has reached an agreement with Portland General Electric to serve as the sole supplier of wind energy certificates for the company’s “Clean Wind” program for commercial and industrial customers. Under terms of the two-year agreement, BEF will provide Oregon¹s largest utility with Green Tags (also know as Tradable Renewable Energy Credits) from wind facilities located in Oregon and Washington.

Portland, Oregon – May 7, 2003 [] “We are seeing more and more national companies – such as our recent sales to White Wave and Interface Fabrics Group – recognize that supporting clean energy is good for the environment and good for business,” said Angus Duncan, BEF president. “And, in Portland, some of the most important leaders in purchasing a green power product are companies like Nike, Epson and Norm Thompson. Public sector energy users like Tri Met and the Port of Portland are also stepping up. We are happy to join PGE in making Clean Wind available to other companies and agencies that want to demonstrate their leadership by supporting Renewable Energy.” “Clean Wind is a very cost effective, predictable and flexible way for companies to support renewable power,” said PGE renewable products manager Thor Hinckley. “The price, a 1.7 cent per lWh premium, is half the rate of a previous program that ran from 2000 until March 2002. Mid-to-large sized businesses may purchase the amount that meets their needs and budgets, with a minimum purchase of US$17 per month.
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