EPUD’s History of Supporting Renewable Energy
Emerald PUD 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! Subscribing at the 100% level for a year avoids contributing almost 708 pounds of greenhouse gas (CO2e) into the air (what a car produces in over 787 miles).
The cost is .8 cents (less than a penny) per kWh, in addition to your regular bill. That’s about $5 more a month at the 50% level and $10 more at the 100% level for an average household using 1,300 kWh. Cost may vary, depending on the amount of electricity you use.