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Green Up

As a Seattle City Light customer, you benefit from about 90% carbon free hydroelectricity,  plus we purchase carbon offsets to deliver all of the power you receive with a net zero impact. The Pacific Northwest, however, continues to rely on fossil fuels for much of its energy. Green Up is a program that gives you the opportunity to help grow the renewable energy market in our region, by supporting the businesses who provide that energy. Your participation also supports local renewable energy education and demonstration projects. Join Green Up and help us create a cleaner, greener world for the next generation.

How does Green Up work?

  • New renewables (such as wind or solar) are better for the environment, but typically cost more to produce than fossil fuels.
  • To help them stay competitive, renewable energy providers are credited with one renewable energy credit (REC) for every 1,000 kWh (one MWh) of electricity they produce.
  • Purchasing RECs increases the demand for renewable energy, helping producers get started and stay in business.
  • You choose the level you want to participate – $3, $6 or $12 per month. City Light uses this money to purchase local and regional RECs on your behalf.
  • Each year, Green Up participants collectively support more than 80,000 MWh of renewable energy.

Join Green Up to help increase renewable energy generation and protect the environment for future generations.

The benefits:

  • Low cost
    Sponsor the growth and adoption of green power for as little as $3 per month.
  • Sustainable
    Add clean, renewable energy to the power grid.
  • Innovative
    Join a program that’s leading the way in renewable energy growth and education in the northwest.
Pa'Tu Wind Farm

What are RECs?

  • New renewables (such as wind or solar) are better for the environment, but typically cost more to produce than fossil fuels.
  • To help them stay competitive, renewable energy providers are credited with one REC for every 1,000 kWh or one MWh of electricity they produce.
  • Purchasing RECs increases the demand for renewable energy,  helping producers get started and stay in business.

Green Up is committed to supporting newer, regional, and customer-preferred renewable projects, like wind and solar in the Pacific Northwest.