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City of Salem, OR
Location Salem, OR
Organization Type Govt. (Local, Municipal)
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 2,590,909
Percentage Green Power 7%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? No
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Latest Annual Report Received On 7/10/2014
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
Located in Oregon's mid Willamette Valley, Salem is home to approximately 160,000 residents, making it the third largest City in Oregon. As Oregon's capital, Salem takes pride in its commitment to sustainability. In 2008, the City launched the Salem Environmental Action Plan to formalize goals and actions aimed at reducing energy, water, fuel and solid waste in its facilities. In 2010, the Salem Energy Strategy was published to extend goals and actions for reducing energy and increasing renewables community-wide. In 2011, the City's first community-wide inventory of energy usage was published. In 2012, more than $1.5 M in ARRA funded energy efficiency programs and projects were completed in City facilities and in partnership with community partners. In 2013-2014 the City continued with ongoing energy monitoring in City facilities and maintenance/monitoring of a 90 kw solar installation on the Salem Conference Center. Salem's commitment is strengthened by the many local businesses and community partners pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including a Smart Grid pilot and community solar project led by Portland General Electric. In 2013, Salem’s purchase of green power through Portland General Electric’s Clean Wind Program represented approximately 7.1 percent of its total energy use. In 2013, green power purchases by Salem residents and business community represented approximately 2.2 percent of total energy use.


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