19 Apr '17, 6pm

Washington State Pioneers New Model for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy

Washington State Pioneers New Model for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy

Utility subscriber projects are much larger-scale. Community solar may be quite small — often still a “distributed” renewable energy project less than 5 MW, enough to power about 800 homes. PSE is signing a contract for 130 MW of wind to support its Green Direct program. That’s enough to power more than 32,000 homes, or a few large factories and sewage treatment plants. Many large buyers need much more power than a shared renewables program is designed to deliver, but are not large enough to contract a whole 130 MW facility alone. Customers of utility subscriber programs pay a monthly bill, rather than making a capital investment. Often, community solar programs ask customers to “buy a brick,” or invest money to build the project. Most large companies do not want to spend their capital on renewable energy projects—rather, they prefer to pay an electricity bill each month t...

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