PORTLAND, OR — Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) has more renewable power customers and sold more renewable energy than any other utility in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL today released its ranking of the nation’s top utility green pricing programs.
While PGE has had the most renewable energy customers since 2009, this is the first year the company also sold the most renewable energy.
At the end of 2012, PGE had nearly 88,000 business and residential renewable customers, or 12.4 percent of its eligible customers, enrolled in a renewable power program, compared to about two percent nationwide. PGE sold more than 834 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy, nearly 90 million more than the second-place utility.
“These numbers confirm our customers are leading the way in renewable energy and sustainability,” said Carol Dillin, PGE’s vice president for customer strategies and business development. “It’s great to see that more PGE customers choose renewable power than anywhere else in the nation.”
NREL rankings are based on raw numbers for calendar year 2012 and are not adjusted for the size of the utility. The lists of leading utility green pricing programs can be accessed atÂ www.greenpower.energy.gov.
Green Mountain Energy Company is PGE’s agent for renewable power marketing services and supply.
For more information about PGE’s renewable programs, visitÂ www.greenpoweroregon.com.
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Portland General Electric Company, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 830,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon.
For more information, contact:
Steve Corson, PGE, 503-464-8444
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