PGE offers medium to very large companies and organizations an easy, affordable way to support renewable energy and publicize your commitment to the environment. We are working with Green Mountain Energy Company — the nation’s leading renewable energy provider — to offer you Clean Wind.
Here’s how it works: There are significant publicity and advertising benefits you receive with increased participation in the program. You decide which support level is right for your organization. The added publicity and advertising benefits are determined by how much renewable power you purchase as a percentage of your total electricity usage. Many companies are choosing to purchase at the highest level — 100 percent Clean Wind.
Depending on your level of support, you receive promotional benefits such as:
- Inclusion in frequent page-dominant Business Journal and The Oregonian advertisements (PDF)
- Quarterly listing in PGE’s renewable newsletter (PDF) reaching more than 85,000 customers
- Eligibility for participation in Green Community coupon book, reaching more than 85,000 customers
Flexible, easy to budget, inexpensive
Purchasing Clean Wind is easy and affordable. We can invoice you separately from your PGE electricity bill so that you can buy renewable power out of a different budget, such as marketing or public relations.
Clean Wind helps you offset your carbon dioxide emissions
Clean Wind is 100 percent new wind power with the same reliability you depend on from PGE. This carbon-free power comes from wind farms and is endorsed by such groups as the Renewable Northwest Project, Northwest Energy Coalition and Natural Resources Defense Council.
Clean Wind matters to your customers
Clean Wind provides you with a simple way to demonstrate your concern for the environment and commitment to renewable energy. When you sign up for Clean Wind, PGE will provide you with a range of marketing tools, including window decals, Web graphics and a framed certificate or plaque (depending on your level of commitment). With citizens in Oregon signing up for green power in near record numbers (PGE is currently ranked 1st in the entire nation for sales of renewable power), choosing Clean Wind helps demonstrate your organization’s support for a sustainable future. See which local businesses have already signed up for Clean Wind.
Help build a brighter tomorrow, sign up for Clean Wind today
Your organization has the power to make a difference. Sign up for Clean Wind by contacting your PGE representative, calling 866-765-3342 or via email.
Choose where your money goes
You are already being charged a 3 percent public purpose charge as mandated by law (Senate Bill 1149). If you use >1 MWa at any single site during the year, you have the ability to “self-direct” 17.1 percent of this charge to renewable power. Visit our online tutorial to learn how to qualify for self-direction and get your locations approved.
If you do nothing, this portion goes directly to the Energy Trust of Oregon and they will manage your funds. By self-directing your portion to purchase Clean Wind, your firm is deciding to support the type of renewable power that is important to you and your company will receive public recognition for your commitment to the environment.
If you are unsure if your usage falls in this >1MWa eligibility category, please ask your PGE customer manager.
Green Power Partnership
Some medium to large business Clean Wind customers subscribers qualify for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Program
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program. It encourages organizations to buy renewable energy to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use.
Green Power Partners must meet EPA standards of supplying a percentage of their total energy use with green energy. PGE’s Clean Wind program has 12 Green Power Partners; including four at 100 percent of their energy purchases coming from Clean Wind.
Green Power Partners benefit from the use of green power and support the development of new, renewable energy in the United States.
Other Green Power Partnership benefits include:
- National recognition as an environmental leader
- Positive attention in our local community
- Differentiation of organizations and brands from the competition
- Increased organizational competitiveness through sustainable management practices.
If you’re interested in becoming an EPA Green Power Partner, please contact your Key Customer Manager.
You will not have electricity from a specific generation facility delivered directly to your organization, but your electricity consumption will be replaced in the Northwest power grid on an annual basis by 100 percent new wind power.
You do not need to purchase this product to continue to receive safe, reliable power from PGE. You may buy similar products and services from other providers.