INLAND POWER'S FUEL MIX
Providing clean energy is a way of life. In 2019, Inland Power purchased the majority of its power from BPA for resale and distribution to our members. The majority of that power is generated from the hydroelectric dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. We are very fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest and have access to this clean, efficient source of power.
ENERGY LAWS & REGULATIONS
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE ACT
In 2006, Washington voters passed the Energy Independence Act (EIA), which requires electric utilities that serve 25,000 customers or more to obtain a certain percentage of the electricity used from eligible renewable resources, including solar, wind and hydropower. The percentage of required renewable generation started at 3 percent in 2012 and climbed to 15 percent in 2020.
CLEAN ENERGY TRANSFORMATION ACT
In 2020, Washington legislators passed the Clean Energy Transformation Act. This act requires utilities to provide power that is 100 percent carbon-free by 2045. Utilities that provide power generated from resources like coal and natural gas have a long way to go to reach this clean energy goal.
At Inland Power, the energy we provide to our members is more than 83 percent renewable and more than 94 percent carbon-free. Needless to say, your cooperative is well on its way to meeting the clean energy challenge.