Annual Green Power Awards Luncheon
Philadelphia, PA

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Time: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

PennFuture and friends celebrate the people, businesses and institutions that are blazing the trail towards a cleaner and healthier Pennsylvania by purchasing green power, advancing policies that develop the renewable energy market, and taking the lead in creating new renewable supply.

The cost of the lunch is $25 for non-members and $20 for members.
Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 9, 2008.

The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
For directions to the hotel, click here.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for the luncheon, please contact Mary Kane at or 717-214-7920.

This year's winners are:

Large Green Power Purchasers
    Philadelphia Phillies, for purchasing 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green energy to power 100 percent of the electricity needs of Citizens Bank Park, becoming the largest green power purchaser in major league baseball. - Platinum winner for 100%.

    Dickinson College, for purchasing 50 percent of the electricity used on campus from wind power and for installing a 60 kilowatt solar array.

    University of Pennsylvania, for purchasing 200,000 megawatt-hours per year of its electricity from wind energy.

    Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, for purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from green energy sources, including wind and hydro.- Platinum winner for 100%.

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,, for leadership in pursuing environmentally sustainable practices within the health care industry and for purchasing 10 percent of its electricity from green energy sources.
Small Green Power Purchasers
    Dansko, for purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from wind power and for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) New Construction Gold Certified office and retail complex in West Grove, PA.- Platinum winner for 100%.

    Montgomery County, for purchasing 100 percent of all county electrical accounts from wind energy, becoming the first 100 percent wind-powered county in the nation.- Platinum winner for 100%.

    The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd., for purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from wind power.- Platinum winner for 100%.
Green Power Generators
    AE Polysilicon, for choosing Pennsylvania for the location of its new polysilicon manufacturing facility and for its commitment to creating great green jobs in the state.

    Brubaker Farms, for its manure digester project that supplies clean energy back to the grid and helps to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 47,300 pounds per day.

    EverPower Renewables, for its continued leadership in the development of wind energy in Pennsylvania, including the completion of the Highland Wind Project, the first project to utilize 2.5 megawatt Nordex turbines.

    Exelon Corporation and Epuron L.L.C., for their continued leadership in the development of solar energy in Pennsylvania, including the construction of the Exelon-Epuron Solar Center at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

    Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, for the installation of a 9.89-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system to help produce vegetables for 115 families.
    Sam Enfield, for his continued commitment to the sustainable development of wind in Pennsylvania, particularly his work on wind and bat interactions.

    Mike Freeman, for his work in the development of the Exelon-Epuron Solar Center in Bucks County and the Navy Yard.

    Lance Simmens, for his work to develop the wind energy model ordinance, solar working group, and for 67 Climate Change Al Gore presentations.

    Bill Cagney, for his enthusiasm and leadership in providing training to fill the great green jobs of the future, and for sharing his expertise with other unions, government, the private sector and public interest organizations throughout the state.

    Sister Janice McGrane, for her continued efforts to promote green energy including her extensive volunteer work for the Great Green Jobs Campaign.

    Mike Mckinley, for his continued efforts to promote green energy through his support for the Great Green Jobs Campaign and the Energy Independence Strategy legislation.
Green Jobs
Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management
    PPL, for the development and expansion of the residential time-of use rate pilot program, Energy Analyzer website, and installation of advanced meters for all customers.

    Millcreek Township School District, for the installation of a green roof at the Asbury Woods Nature Center.

A special award this year - the Citizens' Choice Green Power Hero Award - based on recommendations by PennFuture's members and supporters, is being given to:
    Lewis Kindja and Aaron Steinly, executive directors of; principal of United Junior/Senior High School, and assistant principal for United High School, respectively, for their leadership in Principals for Change and the 210 mile walking trip from Meyersdale, PA to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the need for alternative energy.

Time: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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