Evergreen Options is a voluntary program that allows Tacoma Power customers to buy electricity produced from renewable sources through renewable energy certificates (RECs).
In the fall of 2017, Tacoma Power launched an innovative grant program. Local schools, nonprofits and government agencies can submit proposals for deploying renewable energy projects. The first winner was Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA)
, receiving a $50,000 grant to help with the purchase and installation of a new solar power generation project on the Asian Forest Sanctuary exhibit.
This 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.
We will begin accepting applications in summer 2019
Get a head start:
All Tacoma Power residential and business customers can support regional renewable energy development by enrolling in the Evergreen Options program. For as little as $3 a month, you can match a portion of your electricity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be an Evergreen Options participant to qualify for grant funding.