Blue Sky, Pacific Power’s renewable energy initiative, receives top marks in a national survey

PacifiCorp’s Blue-Sky program, which covers Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power customers, has been recognized for the 18th year in a row. The popular Blue Sky renewable energy initiative ranks second in a national analysis by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the green power sales, thanks to over 80,000 residential and business clients who choose Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy. Based on 2020 statistics, the NREL just issued its list of the leading utility green power projects.

Etta Lockey, who serves as the vice president in charge of the regulation and customer solutions, said, “One by one, our clients are opting to make an individual contribution by supporting further renewable energy as well as local community projects; via Blue Sky.” “We are ecstatic that our Blue-Sky participants have received national recognition. Their continued support enables us to continue to provide Blue Sky to our consumers, as we had done since 2000 when we were one of the very first utilities in the country to offer renewable energy options to our customers.”

Year over year, participation in the Pacific Power Blue Sky climbs by roughly 6%. As more clients opt to support renewable energy, the company is expected to grow steadily in the future. “Our Blue-Sky members voluntarily support our initiative to help introduce renewable energy knowledge into everyday life and pave the road for a stronger renewable energy future,” Lockey added.

Blue Sky’s Operation

Customers can match their energy consumption with the acquisition of the renewable energy credits (RECs) through Blue Sky. Above and beyond PacifiCorp’s large and expanding commitment to renewables, it’s an easy method for participants to assist new renewable power in the West.

Pacific Power has partnered with community organizations to sponsor upwards of 144 local renewable projects with funds raised from Blue Sky participants throughout the years. Community organizations have benefited from these projects by saving money on electricity expenses and investing more in their missions. Visit www.pacificpower.net/community/blue-sky-projects  for a complete list.

Customers who want to register for a renewable electricity option with Pacific Power can do so at www.pacificpower.net/bluesky. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory compiled a list of the top 10 utility green pricing programs in the following categories: total renewable energy sales, the total number of customer attendees, customer levels of participation, green power as a portion of the price premium, overall sales, and solar energy percentage.

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