Welcome to Skagit Valley
Clean Energy Cooperative
We are a member owned, not-for-profit cooperative incorporated on May 6, 2022 in La Conner, WA. Our core purpose is to promote and produce local and regional renewable energy and to foster sustainable and self reliant local communities. Together we can reduce our carbon consumption and advocate for a greener future.
Advocacy activities with local, regional, state and federal governments. Lobbying at the state level will happen through the cooperatives membership in WRECA
Education - utilize a curated list of relevant green energy topics and recommendations to suit individual needs
Outreach - participate in public events and activities designed to promote green energy options
Support the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits/ Green Tags
Voluntary and open membership
Democratic Member Control
Members' Economic Control
Autonomy and Independence
Education, Training and Information
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Concern for Comunity
Be part of a group of active citizens with a purpose who value self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.
Cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
Why Choose Us?
Become a member.
Take a step or many to reduce your energy use and cost.
This can be with energy efficiency, investing in renewables remotely (green tags; support community solar project) and/or directly (install solar panels, explore energy storage, purchasing an electric car etc.
The SVCEC can provide guidance for those next steps with a curated list of resources and so much more.
Here is a list of the top 10 things you might consider to get started with reducing your carbon footprint:
Drive an electric vehicle instead of a fuel-powered vehicle as often as possible.
Upgrade to a modern heat pump or a ground source system for HVAC.
Upgrade your home’s insulation and windows to modern code or better.
Use electric, rather than gas or propane, systems for supplemental heat, cooking and water heating.
Install, learn how to use, and use a programmable thermostat.
Participate in the development of renewable generation systems, whether at home or via utility programs.
Replace lights with LED, OLED or LCD systems.
Buy only Energy Star-rated appliances.
Use mass transit whenever practical.
Use your utility’s home evaluation tools to find, and then act on, additional opportunities for energy savings.
Solarize Skagit was an initiative to promote clean energy access in Skagit County done in partnership with Olympia Community Solar. This time limited program provided a group purchasing option for acquiring solar with trusted local installers. The initiative improved affordability and efficiency with the process of exploring and acquiring solar.
We are grateful for the support provided by the experienced team at Olympia Community Solar in our first year of this initiative.
Please stay tuned for details on the success of this program in Skagit county and check out details of past initiatives in Mason and Thurston counties by visiting the link below:
PO Box 31, La Conner, WA 98257