Solar Project

Wellness House Yakima will soon generate its own clean, renewable power thanks to a funding award from Pacific Power's Blue Sky program participants Dynamic Solar & Electric and Spark NW. They came together to support renewable energy and our Yakima community and it's remarkable to see the tremendous difference their support has made.

The money will support the installation of Solar Energy at Wellness House Yakima, an organization that offers free support services, education and resources to individuals suffering from cancer or other life-challenging illnesses.

Wellness House joins more than 146 organizations across Pacific Power's service area that, since 2006, have received awards for community-based renewable projects, including solar, wind, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy. This project is one of a dozen selected this year through a competitive-evaluation process.

"We are thrilled that we were selected for this award and so grateful to Pacific Power's Blue Sky participants who made it possible," said Lisa Kapuza, executive director. "This Solar Energy project is not only a win for the environment but for the local community, too. By generating our own electricity, we'll save on energy costs - and that means we can dedicate more of our budget to our core mission of offering free support services, education and resources to individuals suffering from cancer or other life-challenging illnesses."

Blue Sky is an opt-in program that gives Pacific Power customers an option to match all or part of their energy use with renewable energy -- reducing their carbon footprints and driving demand for new renewable energy in the West. Through the Blue Sky Block option, participants also support qualifying, renewable energy projects for community-serving organizations such as schools, community centers and arts organizations.

"For over 20 years, the Blue Sky program has offered Pacific Power customers a simple and powerful way to live their values, reduce their carbon footprint and support renewable energy," said Toni Petty, Regional Business Manager at Pacific Power. "Unlike most green power programs, Blue Sky goes beyond the purchase of renewable energy credits to help fund additional smaller energy projects for organizations in our communities. Through projects such as this, Blue Sky participants are powering a better future for local communities."