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Hillsboro, OR Community
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 1,117,846,784
Percentage Green Power 50.5%
Participation Rate* 14%
Provider(s) Sterling Planet, Portland General Electric, On-site Generation
Green Power Community Since June 2010
Latest Annual Report Received On 4/15/2015
Community Green Power Web Page exit EPA
Community Profile
The City of Hillsboro has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. Over the past several years the City has implemented numerous projects and planning initiatives to address the energy and climate problem. The City has, as of April 2015: • Established a comprehensive sustainability program, including long term goals for City operations • Maintained comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory (including Scope 3 Supply Chain) with baseline year of 2007 • Conducted numerous facility energy efficiency projects • Installed 35 electric vehicle charging stations, including the first Level 3 'fast charge' unit in Washington County Oregon • Installed over 210kW of solar on City facilities • Through 2014, have achieved a reduction in facility energy use intensity of 16% over 2009 baseline, with the goal of 20% improvement by 2020 • Commissioned two new LEED Gold certified fire stations • Built three additional buildings to a similar standard • Facilitated a public/private community Sustainability Task Force, with a comprehensive environmental sustainability plan to be considered by City Council in 2015 • Purchased 100 percent renewable power for several facilities, with a total voluntary purchase equaling over 15% of the total electricity load. As a community rank in the top 5 nationally in both amount and percentage of voluntarily purchased green power • Created Hillsboro Solar Advantage residential solar incentive program • Implemented street signal timing and efficiency, residential energy efficiency incentives, and conversion of flashing crossing beacons to solar

*Reflects the percentage of residents and businesses in the community choosing to use green power for a portion of their electricity use.

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