PRESS RELEASE: City to Use One Hundred Percent Renewable Energy

Press Release


City to Use One Hundred Percent Renewable Energy 

October 22, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond is partnering with Puget Sound Energy to purchase 100 percent of its electricity for government operations from dedicated, local, renewable energy resources. Green Direct, PSE’s innovative renewable energy product for governments and commercial entities, consists of a combination of wind and solar.

Redmond is joining Green Direct in its second phase. Phase one included a new wind project in Western Washington and was fully subscribed in 2017. Phase two will include a new solar project in south-central Washington, which is expected to be completed in 2021.

By subscribing to Green Direct, the City of Redmond is taking an essential step in reducing its carbon footprint and meeting the goals of its Climate Action Plan. The City of Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan and Climate Action Plan make clear that the City of Redmond is committed to addressing climate change locally, regionally and nationally by acting to lessen greenhouse gas emissions.

“The City of Redmond is proud to be included in the second phase of PSE’s Green Direct Program,” stated Redmond Mayor John Marchione. “Moving the City’s operational electricity accounts on to the Green Direct program lowers our electricity costs, aligns with our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and allows us to take a leadership role in moving the dial towards a more sustainable future for Redmond.”

While Green Direct targets PSE’s commercial and government customers, residential customers can support renewable energy with PSE programs like Green Power, Solar Choice and Customer Connected Solar. These offerings are part of PSE’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint 50 percent by 2040 while helping its customers do their part in creating a better energy future.

For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on