Energy Department Honors California and Washington Utilities
June 20, 2013
The Energy Department on June 18 recognized utilities in California and Washington with the 2013 Public Power Wind award. Southern California Public Power Authority and Snohomish County Public Utility District received awards for outstanding efforts to accelerate the use of wind energy.
Snohomish County Public Utility District received the Member System award for its participation in the Wind Integration Forum, a joint initiative led by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the Bonneville Power Administration addressing wind energy and hydroelectric generation in the region. Southern California Public Power Authority received the Joint Action Agency award for its use of innovative financing to aggregate more than 710 megawatts of installed wind capacity. The award was created by the American Public Power Association and the Energy Department's Wind Powering America initiative in 2003. See the Energy Department Progress Alert.