3Degrees’ Utility Green Power Programs Achieve Top National Rankings

Press Release | July 18, 2013

Partners appear on all 6 lists

San Francisco, July 23, 2013 — 3Degrees announced today that its utility partners have once again been recognized as industry leaders in marketing green power. Eight of 3Degrees’ utility green power partners appear on the nation’s 2012 Top 10 rankings, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At least one of 3Degrees’ utility partners achieved Top 10 status on every list; this is among more than 850 utility green pricing programs in the nation. Additionally, four out of six total “Utilities Using at Least 2% Solar to Supply their Green Pricing Programs” work with 3Degrees Utility Partnership Services.

This is the eleventh year these rankings have been compiled, and voluntary renewable energy programs offered by utilities continue their vigorous growth, demonstrating both a consumer interest in supporting a domestic, clean energy economy and utility interest in meeting that demand.

PacifiCorp’s Blue Sky program:

  • Ranked #2 in Total Number of Customer Participants
  • Ranked #6 in Customer Participation Rate (Oregon)
  • Ranked #6 in Green Power Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Electricity Sales
  • Tied for #5 in Utilities Using at Least 2% Solar to Supply their Green Pricing Programs

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Nation's First Tidal Power RECs Delivered to 3Degrees

Press Release | May 13, 2013

Three-year REC agreement brings nation’s first grid-tied tidal power facility to market

Nation's First Tidal Energy ProjectSan Francisco, May 13, 2013 — 3Degrees, one of the nation's leading providers of renewable energy and carbon offsets, announced today that it has taken delivery of the first-ever Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the nation’s first grid-tied tidal power facility.

The RECs were generated by Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC) Maine Tidal Energy Project and represent the first power from any ocean energy project to be delivered to the public grid anywhere in the United States. 3Degrees is the sole purchaser of the facility’s RECs.

“3Degrees is honored to be part of this new, innovative green power technology,” said Dan Kalafatas, CEO of 3Degrees. “Supporting this project captures the best of the voluntary renewable energy market—helping commercialize new technologies—and helps us in our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to a low-carbon renewable energy economy.”

The Maine Tidal Energy Project is located adjacent to the Bay of Fundy on the Northeastern end of the Gulf of Maine near Canada. The Bay of Fundy is known for having the largest tidal range in the world, where 100 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay each day with tidal ranges of up to 50 feet. The project leverages these tidal changes and ORPC’s TidGenTM Power System to deliver electricity to the Bangor Hydro Electric Company power grid. Over the next several years,...

Ameren Missouri Renews 3Degrees Contract

Press Release | May 1, 2013

Three-year agreement furthers Missourian support of wind industry

Ameren MissouriSan Francisco, May 1, 2013 — 3Degrees, one of the nation's leading providers of renewable energy and carbon offsets, announced a three-year contract renewal with Ameren Missouri to continue Pure Power, a voluntary green pricing program. There will also be a price reduction for program participants.

Ameren Missouri Pure Power offers renewable energy certificates (RECs) for businesses and residents generated by facilities like Farmers City Wind Farm in Atchison County, Missouri. Beginning May 1st, RECs previously offered at $15/MWh are now available at $10/MWh. The dramatically lower cost is expected to make program participation attractive and obtainable for more Missourians, and means a lower price for existing participants too.

“Based on the success of the Pure Power program, I believe that more and more Missourians see renewable energy as an important part of a diverse economy,” said Steve McDougal, President of 3Degrees. The next three years should see even higher program growth to support the mid-West wind industry.

About Ameren Missouri Pure Power

Ameren Missouri’s Pure Power program is an easy, affordable way to have a positive impact on the environment today — and every day. Pure Power allows Ameren’s Missouri customers to choose to support the development of local...