The City of Portland’s Green Power Challenge is close to reaching its goal of signing up 1,000 new green power customers by the end of September.
As of Aug. 31, more than 725 residential customers and 25 business customers had signed up for renewable energy from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power. The goal, set by Portland City Council, is 1,000 customers by the end of September.
The challenge, which officially began Aug 1, is the largest attempted nationally and the first to involve both of the state’s major utilities.
“Portland’s residents and entrepreneurs answer the call to action when it comes to our environment and our economy,” said Portland Mayor Sam Adams. “The success of the Green Power Challenge so far shows just one more reason why we should be proud to call Portland our home.”
Carol Dillin, PGE’s vice president of customers and economic development agreed.
“It’s great to see so many Portland residents and businesses signing up for renewable power and furthering their commitment to sustainable living.”