The City of Lacey municipal buildings are powered by 100% Green Energy
Lacey was one of the first cities and entities to sign on to PSE’s Green Direct program.
Green Direct is a ground-breaking initiative designed by PSE that allows government and commercial customers the ability to purchase 100 percent of their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource, while providing them with a stable, cost-efficient solution.
This program furthers PSE’s deep decarbonization goals and accelerates the move towards clean electricity by 2045, as called for in Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act.
The first project developed for the Green Direct program is the Skookumchuck Wind Facility. Construction began in 2019 and the project went into operation November 2020. It can produce up to 137 megawatts (MW) of wind energy—equivalent to powering 30,000 homes.
The project, owned by Southern Power, is located on Weyerhaeuser timber land, located in Lewis and Thurston counties. It is the first large-scale wind project located in Western Washington; and the first in the state to be located on working forest land.
A second project for Green Direct, the Lund Hill Solar Project, is under development by Avangrid Renewables in Klickitat County, Washington. At 150 megawatts of energy, this second project would be the largest solar project in the state of Washington. Visit Puget Sound Energy's website here to learn more.
| We are an EPA Green Power Community |
Lacey has been designated an official "Green Power Community" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its commitment to green power use—the twelfth such city in the nation. Nearly 6 percent of the collective electrical energy used in Lacey's homes, businesses and offices is now green power, resulting in an annual reduction of approximately 11,614 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—equivalent to the amount of carbon stored annually by 2,247 acres of native forest.
In addition to the renewable energy utilized by Lacey's residents and businesses, the community meets all electrical needs for its municipal buildings (including city hall, the library, community center, senior center, museum and public works operations center) as well as its water, reclaimed water, wastewater and stormwater utilities, all parks and recreation facilities, and more than 3,000 streetlights and traffic signals through the exclusive use of green power.
To learn more about renewable energy and green power, call Puget Sound Energy at 1 (800) 562-1482, or browse to pse.com