Wind Energy to Offset Holiday Power Peak

Pacific Power of Oregon is bringing a green glimmer to the holidays by providing Blue Sky wind power for the public holiday lights displays in Bend and Redmond. Blue Sky is the company’s renewable energy option for customers.

“It’s one way we can make our holiday a little greener,” said Angela Jacobson, Pacific Power’s regional community manager. Pacific Power is providing 15,500 kWh of locally generated Blue Sky wind power from Stateline Wind Farm as a way to offset the electric usage of the Bend holiday displays. Redmond’s lighting displays will benefit from a purchase of nearly 13,000 kWh of wind power. By offsetting the environmental impact of Bend’s lights with Blue Sky, 32,000-pounds of carbon dioxide won’t be released into the atmosphere; and the Redmond contribution will offset 26,000-pounds of carbon dioxide. Oregon Pacific Power residential and small business customers can green their own holiday displays by choosing among three renewable power options: Blue Sky Block wind power; Blue Sky Usage 100 percent renewable power; and Blue Sky Habitat, which combines renewable power purchases with fish habitat restoration. Large businesses have two options: Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Block and Blue Sky QS, which provides a discount for larger, longer-term purchases.


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