Snohomish PUD launches Carbon Solutions renewable energy program

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Snohomish PUD customers can now enroll in the utility’s new Carbon Solutions program, which supports wind and solar energy projects in Washington, Idaho and other western states. It’s another way for customers to support regional renewable energy development, the utility said.

Customers can participate for as little as one unit at $4.50 per month. Each unit that customers purchase ensures that 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy has been sent to the electrical grid in the Western U.S.

Although the PUD’s energy supply is 98 percent carbon-free, Carbon Solutions offers an easy way for residential customers to support renewable energy development and for businesses to meet corporate sustainability goals.

Carbon Solutions supports a collection of projects, including:

  • White Creek Wind Project in Klickitat County, Wash.
  • Grand View Solar Project in Elmore County, Idaho
  • Fossil Gulch Wind Park in Hagerman, Idaho

To enroll in the program, or for more information, visit snopud.com/carbonsolutions or call PUD Customer Service at 425-783-1000.

2 Replies to “Snohomish PUD launches Carbon Solutions renewable energy program”

  1. This is positive news from a public utility that has dragged its heels for decades on moving away from building new hydroelectric plants and relying on nuclear energy from a 34-year old, unreliable nuclear plant on the Columbia River. I am elated over their new direction. The question is, “What IS conservation?” When they claim to be transitioning to more conservation (now at only 3% of every dollar), we need to take a close look at the details. Conservation needs to increase in a serious way as the reliance on new renewables is expected to decrease.

    The Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff are the real experts on current and future energy demand. NWPCC produces an updated Power Plan every ten to fifteen years. Their recent “Seventh Power Plan” states, “The Council’s analysis found that development of between 1300 and 1450 average megawatts of energy efficiency by 2021 was cost-effective across a wide range of scenarios and future conditions.” The Seventh Power Plan is a very interesting document. I urge everyone interested in energy issues to read it. It is online at “nwcouncil.org.”

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  2. What’s stopping home owners from installing solar panels themselves? If it’s viable, then why aren’t people doing it already?

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