Renewables

Image: Green Power Customer of Hermiston What is Green Power

Green Power, or renewable energy, is produced by resources that replenished naturally and minimize harm to the environment.

Where does this power come from?

Hermiston Energy Services has signed a contract to purchase a type of green power called Environmentally Preferred Power (EPP) from Bonneville Power Administration. EPP is generated from 100% wind energy that has no impact on fish and wildlife and does not pollute. The power is generated from wind farms primarily located along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and Washington and one in Wyoming.

How will I know that I am receiving Green Power?

We cannot guarantee that “green” electrons will reach your home or business, but we can guarantee that the amount you purchase will be delivered to the Northwest Power grid.

How will this affect my electric bill?

How much extra you pay depends on the quantity of green power you sign up for. The cost is in addition to your regular electric charges. You can choose the quantity in 200 kWh blocks with the beginning purchase of one block (200 kWh represents 20% of the average residential usage). The cost for 200 kWh is $5.00.