Portland General Electric Co. and PacifiCorp rank No. 2 and No. 3 nationwide for their electricity sales under voluntary green power programs, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
With 12.6 percent of its customers willing to fork over a little more green for green power, PGE's participation rate in the programs was actually the highest in the country. Its customers' renewables consumption under the programs is equivalent to 84 average megawatts, about what a medium sized wind farm produces.
"Oregonians really resonate with this idea of cleaner electricity," said Thor Hinckley, manager of PGE's renewable power programs. "It's a trait in the Northwest in general."
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