The Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP) program encourages customers to install alternative power generators such as solar panels and wind turbines and connect them to the District's electrical distribution system by offering an incentive payment based on the system's production. The amount paid per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to SNAP Producers is determined by dividing the total amount contributed by SNAP Purchasers through the utility's green pricing program, divided by the total electricity generated by all SNAP Producers.
The (Re)Power Bainbridge Program offers residents of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County incentives for implementing energy efficient measures in their homes. Residents can use the (Re)Power Incentive Guide to choose improvements to install in their homes. After choosing desired improvements, residents can contact a (Re)Power trade ally to discuss installations. Energy efficiency upgrade areas include:
*Whole house air sealing
*Boilers, Furnaces and hearths
In July 2006, the Bellingham City Council adopted a policy to begin purchasing 100% green power for all facilities owned by the city -- one of the most aggressive such goals in the United States. This amounts to approximately 25,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power per year. The city has also actively promoted the adoption of renewable energy by community members.
As part of its commitment to developing an effective strategy for the safe and secure storage and management of used nuclear fuel, the Energy Department announced a new dry storage research and development project led by the Electric Power Research Institute.
The Office of Special Operations (Special Operations) has primary responsibility for the protection and evacuation of the Secretary of Energy and other executive personnel as designated by the Secretary. Special Operations, a part of the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), employs special agents charged with managing executive protection operations. These special agents apply tactics, techniques and procedures designed to protect an individual from physical assault or harm. Special Operations agents are augmented by Office of Secure Transportation (OST) agents while the Secreta