The Oak Ridge Electric Department has ranked number four in the nation on a list ofÂ Top 10 utility “green power” programs, officials said.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, granted the award to the Oak Ridge Electric Department in recognition of its leadership in voluntary renewable energy programs, a press release said.
The Oak Ridge Electric Department was ranked number four on the NREL list for Top Green Power Sales Rate in 2017, achieving a sales rate of 7.09 percent.
“The City of Oak Ridge Electric Department has made great strides in promoting renewable energy solutions, and CORED customers are active participants in the Tennessee Valley Authorityâ€™sÂ Green Power Switch (GPS)Â and Green Power SwitchÂ Southeastern RECsÂ (Renewable Energy Certificates) programs,” the press release said. “These programs allow residential and commercial customers to support the environment through the purchase renewable energy. Both programs areÂ Green-e Energy certified.” [Read more…]