DOE Ranks PGE No. 1 in U.S. for Number of Renewable Power Customers
At the end of 2010, PGE had nearly 78,000 business and residential renewable customers, or 12.6 percent of its eligible customers, enrolled in a PGE renewable power program, which is well over the national average of 2 percent participation rate for other utilities.
This marks the second consecutive year PGE has received NREL's No. 1
ranking for number of business and residential renewable power
customers. PGE also continues to hold NREL's top spot for selling more
renewable power to residential customers than any other utility in
"Our customers again have proven
Separately, NREL released lists of the top 10 national Utility Green Power Programs in five categories based on 2010 data. PGE's highlights include:
- Renewable Energy Sales. For the sixth consecutive year, PGE maintained its No 1 ranking of renewable energy sales to residential customers, and also holds the No. 2 ranking of total renewable energy sales to residential and commercial customers combined. PGE customers purchased more than 735,000 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy in 2010, which is equivalent to the entire output of a 250-megawatt wind farm.
- Customer Participation Rate: PGE held on to the No. 2 position in the nation for the percentage of customers who purchase a renewable power option. At the end of 2010, PGE had 12.6 percent of eligible customers purchasing a renewable power option.
NREL rankings are based on raw numbers for calendar year 2010 and are not adjusted for the size of the utility. The full report can be accessed at www.greenpower.energy.gov.
For more information about PGE's renewable programs, visit www.GreenPowerOregon.com.
*Customers will not have electricity from a specific renewable generation facility delivered directly to their homes or businesses, but are purchasing renewable power to be delivered in their region.
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