Issaquah is competing against Puyallup and Redmond for the title of Greenest Town in Puget Sound.
The competition is part of Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Challenge.
Each city has set a goal — determined using a number of factors — to see how many additional homes and businesses sign up for PSE’s Green Power program, which allows PSE electric customers to pay a little more to guarantee some or all of their energy is from clean, renewable sources.
• Issaquah’s goal: Net increase of 180 participants
• Puyallup’s goal: Net increase of 200 participants
• Redmond’s goal: Net increase of 250 participants
Because Issaquah met its individual challenge goal, the City will be awarded a $20,000 grant to go toward a solar project.
For the next phase of the competition, the city with the highest percentage of new enrollments out of available accounts will be dubbed the Greenest Town in the Puget Sound and receive an additional $20,000 to go toward its solar project, for a possible total of $40,000.
PSE’s voluntary Green Power Program gives PSE electric customers a way to guarantee that some or all of the energy they use is matched in the electric grid with clean electricity from wind, solar, biogas and other renewable energy sources from the West. None of the renewable energy in PSE’s Green Power Program is generated by PSE; all of it comes from independent producers of renewable power.
For more information about the Green Power Challenge, or to sign up for PSE’s Green Power Program, visit PSE.com/GPChallenge, or call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The challenge ends Dec. 31, 2014.