3Degrees, a renewable energy marketer and services provider, announced today that its utility partners have once again been recognized as industry leaders in marketing green power.
San Francisco, CA - April 16, 2009 - 3Degrees, a renewable energy marketer and services provider, announced today that its utility partners have once again been recognized as industry leaders in marketing green power. Four of 3Degrees' utility green power partners appear on the nation's latest Top 10 rankings, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At least one of 3Degrees' utility partners achieved Top 10 status on four of the five lists; this is among more than 850 utility green pricing programs in the nation.
"Despite the economic downturn, utility green power sales continued to expand nationally last year," said NREL senior energy analyst Lori Bird. "These utilities are the national leaders."
This is the eighth year these rankings have been compiled, and voluntary renewable energy programs offered by utilities continue their robust growth, demonstrating both a consumer interest in supporting a domestic, clean energy economy and utility interest in meeting that demand.
3Degrees' recognized utility partners include:
City Palo Alto Utilities' PaloAltoGreen program:
* Ranked #1 in Customer Participation Rate for the fourth consecutive year.
* Ranked #4 in Green Power Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Electricity Sales
Pacific Power's Blue Sky program (in Oregon):
* Ranked #8 in Customer Participation Rate
* Ranked #9 in Green Power Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Electricity Sales
Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power program:
* Ranked #5 in Customer Participation Rate
Puget Sound Energy's Green Power program:
* Ranked #6 in Total Renewable Energy Sales
* Ranked #8 in Total Customer Participants
"We are proud that our utility partners have continued to excel among the front running national green power programs," said Adam Capage, Vice-President of Utility Partnerships. "The steadfast commitment of these utilities to offer a renewable option to their customers is one key component to the sustained growth of renewable energy in the U.S."
3Degrees continues to build upon and expand its utility partnership practice offering turnkey marketing and product support. In January 2009, 3Degrees helped Dominion Virginia Power launch its Green Power Program, now available to more than 2.2 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers within Virginia.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. Each year, NREL uses information provided by utilities across the nation to rank the Top 10 performing green power programs in a variety of categories. See the full rankings: http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/resources/tables/topten.shtml.
3Degrees is a recognized market leader in renewable energy and climate mitigation products and services. The award-winning firm offers retail and wholesale marketing of Renewable Energy Certificatesand Verified Emission Reductions (also known as carbon offsets), climate and energy strategy consulting, marketing and communications services, utility green power program partnership services, and regulatory expertise. In 2008, Environmental Finance recognized 3Degrees as the Best REC Trading Company in North America and the Best Voluntary Carbon Trading Company globally. 3Degrees was also named by the U.S. Department of Energy as the 2008 Renewable Energy Marketer of the Year, serving the large commercial segment. Visit www.3degreesinc.com to learn more.