Evergreen Options is a voluntary program that allows interested Tacoma Power customers to buy electricity produced from renewable sources through renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Starting in 2017, local schools, nonprofits and government agencies that participate in the program can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from Tacoma Power to help with the purchase and installation of on-site renewable energy projects located in Tacoma Power’s service territory.

The annual grant program helps recipients generate a portion of their own electricity from renewable sources including wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal, biomass, gas produced during the treatment of wastewater, and qualified hydropower. Recipients can also get credit for any extra electricity provided back to the utility. Funding comes from Tacoma Power residential and business customers who participate in the Evergreen Options program.

Evergreen Options participants will have the option to vote on which applicants will receive the grant funds.

The application period for 2018 is open from June 1 through September 30, 2018. 

All Tacoma Power residential and business customers can support regional renewable energy development by enrolling in Evergreen Options. For as little as $3 a month, you can match a portion of your electric use with renewable energy from the Pacific Northwest.

If you have questions or if you would like to have a Tacoma Power representative come talk to your organization about the program and grant opportunities, email us at evergreen@cityoftacoma.org.

Applicants must be an Evergreen Options participant to qualify for grant funding.