Renewable Energy Program

EPUD’s GREEN program has been ranked nationally as one of the “Top 10” most affordable programs!

EPUD’s History of Supporting Renewable Energy

path through forestEmerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) has long given customers the option to support regional, renewable energy. Over the years, the green power program has evolved from what began as EPUD Wind and later became EPUD Renewables (solar and hydro energy generation) to make an exciting change in 2014. That’s when program funding began supporting renewable projects right here in our local neighborhoods! The program’s name was changed to GREEN, an acronym for Giving Renewable Energy to Emerald Neighborhoods.

Bringing It Local

Since 2014, the annual GREEN Grant has funded five renewable energy projects for local non-profits and education centers. Past winners have included Creswell Food Pantry, Lost Valley Education and Event Center, Pleasant Hill School District, Mid Lane Cares, and The Love Project Food Pantry. The donations made through the GREEN program fund the GREEN Grant and support clean and renewable energy in our communities!

Sign Up For GREEN & Support Local Renewable Projects

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to help protect the environment and support renewable projects in your community, consider our GREEN program!

GREEN for Home

When you choose to buy cleaner electricity you help reduce air pollution. In fact, an average customer purchasing cleaner electricity on our 100% plan for a year can avoid contributing 708 pounds of greenhouse gas (CO2) into the air, or what a car produces in 787 miles.

Now with the exciting changes we’ve made to our program, when you choose green power you also get a vote in which local organization’s renewable energy project will receive this year’s grant money. Your contributions will help fund this project in our local community!

  • The 100% GREEN plan, purchases green energy equal to all of your monthly usage. The cost is 0.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) (in addition to your regular bill). That’s approximately $10 more per month for an average household.
  • With the 50% GREEN plan, half the power you buy is generated from green resources. It costs an additional 0.8 cents per kWh (in addition to your regular bill). That’s approximately $5 more per month.
  • Costs for these programs may vary, depending on how much electricity you use.

GREEN for Business

When you choose to buy cleaner electricity you help reduce air pollution. In fact, an average business customer purchasing cleaner electricity on our 100% plan for a year can avoid contributing 2,970 pounds of CO2-e into the air, or what a car produces in 3303 miles.

Now with the exciting changes we’ve made to our program, when you choose green power you also get a vote in which local organization’s renewable energy project will receive this year’s grant money. Your contributions will help fund this project in our local community!

  • Businesses can purchase green power for 100%, 50%, 25%, or 10% of their usage. The cost is 0.8 cents per kWh (in addition to the regular bill).

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