A report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office has found the Grays Harbor PUD to be in compliance with the Energy Independence Act. Passed in 2006 as Initiative 937, the act requires the utility to obtain 9% of its energy from sources defined as “renewable.” In a report delivered on Tuesday, the Auditor found that the PUD reached its goal of 84,439 megawatt hours in 2018 and 86,856 megawatt hours 2019 through a combination of wind, solar and biomass generation and renewable energy credits. This marks the eighth consecutive year in which the PUD has been in compliance with EIA requirements.
“This report is a message to our customers that their utility continues to responsibly provide energy that is a benefit to the utility and to the environment,” said General Manager Dave Ward. “Washington has been a leader in clean and renewable energy for decades and I am very proud that Grays Harbor PUD continues to play a role in that tradition.”