Skagit County, WA – PSE has announced it is ringing in the new year by giving five organizations in their service area the gift of green energy through their Green Power program grants. The recipients are organizations that are either food distribution centers or emergency warming shelters in their respective communities.
Community Action of Skagit County, Northwest Harvest in Kent, Island Senior Resources, Salvation Army of Bremerton and the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center are sharing in the donation of $350,000 in solar panel installation from PSE.
“Whether it’s providing food or emergency shelter, the organizations that were selected have a history of helping people in their communities, which is aligned with what’s important to PSE,” said Bob Stolarski, PSE director of Customer Energy Management & Renewables. “We’re excited that funding these solar projects will help reduce the energy costs for our recipients, so they can put more money towards supporting their core mission while helping to reduce their carbon footprint.”
The grants will allow each organization to meet at least 10 percent of their load with solar energy. Not only will these organizations receive energy savings but eight years of renewable energy production incentive payments from the state.
With the exception of Northwest Harvest, which already has a generator, all of the organizations were recipients of grants for high-powered generators from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation as well.
PSE has announced its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint 50 percent by the year 2040.
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