3Degrees joins Business Renewables Center

Press Release | July 28, 2015

Brings more than 10 years of renewable energy expertise to new group

San Francisco, CA – July 28, 2015  –3Degrees announced today that it has joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) as a transaction service provider.

The BRC was created to develop standards and best practices to reduce the complexity of large scale renewable transactions. This, in turn, would allow more corporations to invest in renewable energy, locking in long-term cost savings for their organization.

For more than 10 years, 3Degrees has been working with Fortune 500® clients, developing programs to help them meet their renewable energy goals. During this time, 3Degrees has played a leadership role in the renewable energy sector and has been named an EPA Supplier of the Year seven times. 

“With renewable energy prices dropping, this is a great time for companies to consider new options such as power purchase agreements (PPAs),” says Sarah Beth Penndorf, head of Renewable Energy Procurement for 3Degrees.  “We look forward to working with the BRC to help grow the market for large scale renewable energy procurement.” 

“We are excited to welcome 3Degrees to the BRC and look forward to working with them to develop new tools and refine existing solutions in order to scale up corporate renewable energy procurement,” says Lily Donge, principal at Rocky Mountain Institute.

About 3Degrees

3Degrees is a renewable energy services company that partners with utilities and corporations to help them meet their sustainability goals. We provide renewable energy procurement,...

California utility selects 3Degrees for new community solar program

Press Release | July 22, 2015
San Francisco, CA – July 22, 2015  3Degrees, a leader in utility green power programs, was recently awarded a contract by a large California investor owned utility (IOU) to support the launch of their new community solar program.
Through this contract, 3Degrees will provide marketing and consulting services including the implementation of customer acquisition and retention strategies and tactics. This work will encompass a wide variety of marketing tactics including web, social media, direct mail, and community outreach support.  All activities are focused on generating awareness, interest and participation in this new solar offering.  3Degrees will also help the utility meet Green-e certification requirements for the marketing and customer disclosure elements of this program.  Green-e is a voluntary certification program that sets consumer protection and environmental standards for renewable energy. 
“Community solar is a great opportunity to provide utility customers with choices about where their energy comes from,” says Adam Capage, vice president of Utility Partnerships at 3Degrees. “We look forward to helping our client launch this groundbreaking new community solar offering.”
About 3Degrees
3Degrees partners with utilities across the nation to offer customized green power options to 25 million customers. In addition, 3Degrees provides renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets to Fortune 500® companies, green building firms, and other organizations committed to sustainability.  A seven-time winner of the DOE/EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year Award and certified B Corporation, 3Degrees is headquartered in San Francisco...

3Degrees launches Renewable Energy Procurement offering

Press Release | June 26, 2015

New service helps companies derive financial benefits from renewable energy sourcing

San Francisco, CA – June 26, 2015  –Today, 3Degrees formally announces the launch of Renewable Energy Procurement – a service line helping clients to source green energy directly from projects through long or short term agreements. This announcement is a culmination of work that 3Degrees has done over the past several years with a number of key clients, helping them explore new opportunities to access renewable energy.

“There is now a way for companies to realize both the environmental and financial benefits of supporting renewable energy,” says Steve McDougal, 3Degrees CEO. “3Degrees offers a customized approach and can work with companies to identify competitively priced clean energy.”

Often called power purchase agreements (PPAs) or direct procurement, these new renewable energy strategies have generated significant interest in the private sector.  Given the growing market demand for these services, 3Degrees has built a team exclusively dedicated to this service line, including appointing Sarah Penndorf to head up the Renewable Energy Procurement business.  3Degrees has also recently joined the Business Renewables Center (BRC), an industry collaboration aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement.

“I am excited to help clients expand their participation in renewable energy,” says Sarah Penndorf. “With our industry knowledge and strong developer network, we work with clients to navigate these multi-faceted deals.”

About 3Degrees

3Degrees is a renewable energy...