Xantrex Purchases Green Tags for Renewable Energy

May 02, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Xantrex Technology Inc. (Arlington, WA) announced the purchase of green tags for renewable energy from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF, Portland, OR) in an amount equal to 100 percent of the electricity consumed at the company's Arlington, WA, site. Snohomish Public Utility (Everett, WA) is partnering with Xantrex to secure green tags for the plant, which consumed about one million kilowatt-hours in the year 2000.

“Participation in the Green Tags program demonstrates Xantrex's commitment to renewable power, supports our business partners, and contributes to solving the regions long-term energy and environmental challenges. We are proud to do our part," commented Ron Pitt, Xantrex's vice president and general manager for the distributed residential and commercial markets.

The BEF Green Tags program supports the development of wind, solar and other renewable energy projects, with the electricity generated at these sites being sold into the regional grid at market prices. Xantrex pays a premium to BEF, entitling the company to environmental credits for using clean power.