The Washington State Auditor’s Office has found the Grays Harbor PUD to be in compliance with the renewable energy target required by Initiative 937, the Energy Independence Act (EIA). Passed in 2006, the EIA requires electric utilities with more than 25,000 customers to meet renewable energy and energy conservation targets.
“Meeting the renewable energy standards of the Energy Independence Act means the Grays Harbor PUD is doing its part to protect the environment while serving our customers with clean, reliable energy,” said PUD Power Manager Melinda James Saffron. “I am very proud that the PUD continues to meet those standards now and in the future.”
The annual review found that the PUD’s purchase of energy from the Sierra Pacific Industries biomass facility allowed the utility to meet its target of 29,090 megawatts of renewable energy. The PUD also purchases renewable energy from the Nine Canyon Wind Project in Eastern Washington and the Coastal Community Action Program wind farm in Grayland. Surplus renewable energy may be resold by the PUD to entities seeking Renewable Energy Credits (RECS).