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Snoqualmie takes lead in Green Power Challenge; Help get city over the top

The city of Snoqualmie has taken the lead in the Green Power Challenge, a competition between five cities designed to encourage residents to participate in PSE’s Green Power Program.

At stake in the competition is a total of $40,000 to be granted by PSE toward a community solar photovoltaic project. In Snoqualmie, that project would be the installation of solar panels at the Snoqualmie Community Center and YMCA.

Snoqualmie started the competition in fourth place. The city now holds the lead ahead of Tumwater, Kirkland, Anacortes and Bainbridge Island, with a total participant growth of 2.59 percent. Snoqualmie has already secured $20,000 toward the project by increasing resident participation by 46 accounts over those already in the program.

Another $20,000 is still available. To earn that, Snoqualmie must remain in first position through December 31, by maintaining the highest percentage increase in new Green Power Program participants.

PSE’s voluntary Green Power Program gives 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.

Currently there are a total of 255 PSE customers participating in the 98065 ZIP code out of approximately 4,400 properties. The city’s goal is for 10 percent of properties to be in the program.

As an incentive to have more residents or businesses support this program, for every 50 property owners who sign up for the program, the city will have a drawing for a prize of either a $50 gift certificate to a Snoqualmie restaurant of their choice or an “extreme” gift basket from the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory.

If you sign up online or through PSE, call Joan Pliego at (425) 888-1555 ext. 1125 or write to info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us to be entered in the drawing.

To learn about the Green Power Challenge or sign up, visit www.PSE.com/GPChallenge or call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1 (800) 562-1482, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

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