Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program Receives 2016 Green Power Leadership Award

October 17, 2016


SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Power today earned national recognition for its ongoing commitment to advance renewable energy as part of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards sponsored by the Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Green Power Leadership Award in Green Power Market Development is a national award that recognizes organizations and individuals building and growing the voluntary market for green power. It was presented at a ceremony during Renewable Energy Markets 2016 in San Francisco, CA, an annual clean energy conference.

The leadership award recognizes Pacific Power for pioneering a market-leading approach that leverages the nationally recognized Green-e Energy certified Blue Sky Usage and Habitat products to help more renewable projects get off the ground in Oregon. Specifically, the strategy was integral to the development of the Huntington Wind Project, a 50 megawatt plant in eastern Oregon and Blue Basin Power, a 1 megawatt facility near Klamath Falls, Ore.

"Our customers are the inspiration for this innovative approach," said Cory Scott, Pacific Power's director of customer solutions. "We look forward to growing this program as an important part of an increasingly diverse set of renewable options for customers."

Blue Basin Power"We are pleased to award Pacific Power with a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award for the company's innovative Blue Sky Program," said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin, "which helps drive new development of clean energy generation and can serve as a model for new projects throughout the country.

CRS also recognizes market leadership through three other awards: International Green Power Market Development recognizes organizations and individuals who are building markets or demonstrating leadership in green power procurement outside North America, Leadership in Green Power Education recognizes effective and unique programs and organizations focusing on green power education, and Green Power Leader of the Year is a "lifetime achievement" award that acknowledges continuous achievement, vision, and dedication to renewable energy. An independent selection committee reviews the nominations and determines the winners.

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