One thousand green-powered and counting

6/8/2017

Members of the PSE Renewables team

In early May, the PSE Renewables team visited local Bainbridge Island businesses to spread the word about clean energy options. The visit was a resounding success and reflects the long-standing commitment of island businesses and residents to renewable energy and participation in PSE Green Power. 

While hundreds have participated in Green Power since the program’s inception, a special 2013 challenge campaign cultivated a dramatic increase in the understanding and adoption of clean power across the island. Islanders exceeded the campaign goal and grew program participation to an all-time high of over 10% of residents—one of the highest community participation rates in PSE’s service area. The successful challenge also earned the city a 5-kW solar array, which was installed at Waterfront Park in early 2015. 

The following year, continued enthusiasm for renewables led City Council to approve a move to 100% green power for all city facilities. In 2016, government and citizen commitments resulted in a well-earned EPA Green Power Community designation. 

Our recent visit in May shows continued enthusiasm, adding these Bainbridge businesses to the list of local supporters of clean energy:

  • Village Music
  • Lollipops Children's Boutique 
  • Parafine LLC
  • Sweet Deal Clothing 
  • Island Rock Gym
  • Cook Family Funeral Home
  • Fischer Bouma Partnership
  • Bainbridge Homes Real Estate
  • Firefly Salon
  • Roby King Galleries
  • Earthbound Expeditions

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, it is never too late to choose green. Sign up online. Businesses can also email renewables@pse.com. Go Green!