Launched in April 2010, the Community Power! program worked with volunteer groups and municipalities across Snohomish County to help bring energy conservation to more communities. Community Power! was a collaboration between the PUD, Snohomish County, the City of Everett, and the Washington State University Energy Program. It was funded in part through federal stimulus grants under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. This program concluded in March 2012.
Check out what the Community Power! partnership achieved!
South Everett Multi-Family Complexes
- More than 2,500 apartment homes benefitted from the installation of efficient lighting, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators.
- Insulation, efficient windows, and/or efficient common area lighting were installed at 22 apartment complexes.
South Everett Businesses
- 144 small businesses had efficient lighting installed.
Snohomish County Residential Communities
- Grassroots efforts organized by community volunteers included energy fairs, door-to-door CFL bulb distribution, and peer-to-peer marketing of home energy assessments, reaching more than 3,000 households total.
In all, Community Power! participants are saving more than 5.3 million kilowatt-hours, or about $450,000 annually.
Read three customer testimonials (click here).
The PUD is developing an ongoing community initiative to build on the successes of Community Power!. Stay tuned!
This program is co-sponsored by Snohomish County PUD, Snohomish County and the City of Everett. This project was supported by Subcontract No. DE-EE0000139 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Energy. Subcontract funds are administered by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program.