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
Portland, Ore., May 9, 2011 — Portland General Electric has more renewable power customers than any other utility in the United States. This is according to the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which released its annual rankings of the nation's top utility green pricing programs.
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 the U.S.
"Our customers again have proven Oregon continues to be a leader in renewable energy and sustainability," said Carol Dillin, vice president, customers and economic development, PGE. "Our customers tell us every day they want choices when deciding how to power their homes and businesses and many choose renewable power. We are very proud of that."