3 PHASES RENEWABLES IS NOW A CERTIFIED B CORP

07/2017

We are happy to announce that we are now a Certified B Corporation.  The prestigious B Corp designation is awarded to companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet transparency and accountability standards set forth by the B Lab.

To become a Certified B Corporation, B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations, conducted a rigorous evaluation of 3 Phases Renewables and determined that our product and services offerings, as well as operations met the comprehensive performance standards to qualify for the certification.  As a Certified B Corporation, 3 Phases Renewables will now be legally required to consider the impact of our decisions on our employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.

Sustainability is at the core of 3 Phases Renewables.  Every day, our goal is to help Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, utilities, and community choice entities achieve their sustainability goals by providing them with up to 100% renewable energy.  We do this by making renewable energy accessible and affordable – we are proud to provide our customers with the Power of Choice™, through our suite of energy services.

We are honored to join over 2,000 Certified B Corps around the globe, including 95 in the State of California and 88 in the State of Oregon in redefining success in business and using business as a force for good.

To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile: https://www.bcorporation.net/community/3-phases-renewables.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.

Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.  As of July 2017, there are over 2,000 Certified B Corporations all over the globe, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.

3 PHASES RENEWABLES ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ITS HIGH RENEWABLE CONTENT POWER MIX

06/2016

Inewsource, a San Diego news organization, acknowledged 3 Phases Renewables for its high renewable content electric power mix. Eric Hulin, Sales and Marketing Director says, “3 Phases leads all retail electricity suppliers in California with its high percentage of power derived from renewable sources and we are committed to continuing to provide competitively priced renewable energy to our customers in the future”. In 2015, 82% of the electricity provided to 3 Phases’ retail customers was derived from renewable energy sources; contrasting San Diego’s utility, SDG&E, which has a renewable content of 35% (a high number when compared to other utilities).

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15 CITIES THAT HAVE COMMITTED TO CLEAN ENERGY

04/2016

In January 2016, Santa Monica announced it would power its Municipal Operations with wind and solar. The beach city said it would get its green power from 3 Phases Renewables, a renewable energy power solutions provider.

Read The Weather Channel story here

3 PHASES RENEWABLES SIGNS ENERGY CONTRACT WITH CITY OF SANTA MONICA

01/2016

We’re happy to announce that we have signed a new contract with the City of Santa Monica to supply clean, 100% renewable power for all of its municipal operations, beginning in January 2016. Santa Monica was the first city in the nation to convert its operations to renewable power and in the coming years it has plans to expand its renewable energy purchasing to benefit all electric utility customers in Santa Monica.

This newly-signed contract between 3 Phases and the City meets California’s stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) for 100% of the energy provided and covers more than 500 City-owned Direct Access Eligible accounts and approximately 26,000 megawatt-hours of annual consumption. By purchasing renewable power via Direct Access, the City avoids nearly 18,000 metric tons of carbon. The contract can be renewed for up to four additional years and is consistent with the goals established in Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan.

According to City reports, purchasing electricity using Direct Access saved Santa Monica more than a half of a million dollars in 2013 and 3 Phases plans to help them increase these savings in the future.

Our Sales and Marketing Director, Eric Hulin, had this to say: “This is a great opportunity for 3 Phases to partner with another city in California, and to provide a cost effective, renewable energy product that improves sustainability within Santa Monica. We are pleased to work with this forward thinking city.”

The renewable energy mix that we will provide to power Santa Monica will be mostly comprised of wind and solar generated in California.

About The City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California. The City is one of the most environmentally active municipalities in the nation. The City proposed a Sustainable City Plan in 1992 and in 1994, was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan, setting waste reduction and water conservation policies for both public and private sector through its Office of Sustainability and the Environment. The City aims to increase the use of renewable and clean distributed generation sources, and, thus, reduce their total amount of greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of fossil fuels.

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3 PHASES RENEWABLES MOVES TO MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY LOCATION

PRESS RELEASE: 08/2015

(El Segundo, CA) – August 18, 2015 – 3 Phases Renewables today announced that it recently moved to a new location in El Segundo, CA after 14 years in Manhattan Beach, CA. The company, who is seen as one of California’s leading suppliers of comprehensive renewable energy power solutions for the State and Western Region, chose a facility that matches its commitment to the environment and also allows it to continue to implement green practices and efficiency upgrades. This state-of-the-art facility has been LEED Silver certified.

In order to achieve LEED certification, 3 Phases installed solar panels, which provide 100% renewable electricity, and every office uses energy-saving light motion sensors to ensure energy efficiency. The parking lot also features a publicly-accessible charging station for electric vehicles, and the parking lot and roof feature highly-reflective colors and materials to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Water was a concern as well, so 3 Phases implemented a system to capture rainwater in an underground catchment system that relieves the stress on the city storm water system during heavy rains and reduces direct flows to the ocean. Also, since gas is not available at the site, the Company uses hot water heaters that are significantly more efficient than conventional electric water heaters.

“Our new location is LEED Silver certified, and this shows that we’re serious about reducing and eliminating the negative effects of our building on the environment,” said 3 Phases’ Principal, Mike Mazur. “Our operations are becoming more sustainable day-by-day, and currently, our office is in transition to a completely paperless system.”

The new facility also represents an example of the Company’s commitment to its customers. Mazur added: “Our commitment to sustainability starts at the workplace, but our greatest impact on sustainability is achieved through the services we offer our customers. We help them meet their clean energy objectives by providing competitively priced green power that is generated through solar, wind, biomass and other renewable energy sources … we’re very proud of that!”

About 3 Phases Renewables:
Certified as an Electric Service Provider (ESP) by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 3 Phases Renewables is a leading supplier of comprehensive renewable energy power solutions for the State, Western Region and beyond. With the capabilities to directly connect all of our customers with 100% green power, we continue to pioneer and propel the emerging renewable energy market while pursuing our mission. We believe this mission is not only possible, but profitable – for our planet, our people and our businesses. While providing our customers with direct access to green energy, we also provide access to the powerful benefits that come with it. For more information, visit www.3phasesrenewables.com.

About LEED:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard and rating system. The LEED certification is based on 6 different strategies that companies can implement. These include Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation. 3 Phases addressed all of the categories with its new facility.

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3 PHASES TOPS ANNUAL LIST OF ELECTRIC SERVICE PROVIDERS ONCE AGAIN IN 2013

PRESS RELEASE: 09/2014

The California Energy Commission (CEC) released their annual list of power content labels for electric service providers and other load serving entities. Once again, 3 Phases Renewables tops the list with the highest percentage of renewable power delivered.

With renewable content making up 88% of its energy offering for 2013, 3 Phases had the highest percentage among its competitors.

“You can see that 3 Phases has the highest renewable content of all Electric Service Providers (ESPs),” said 3 Phases Sales and Marketing Director, Eric Hulin. “We have double the content of the nearest competitor, and over four times that of most competitors.”

According to the CEC list, the largest utilities in California, PG&E, SCE and LADWP, are all 23% renewable or less. The highest content of any of the large California utilities is 24% by SDG&E.

Eric went on to say: “3 Phases has consistently provided the highest renewable content among the ESPs in California. Customers interested in procuring renewable energy continue to choose 3 Phases because of our renewable energy experience and consistent ability to offer custom tailored energy products at competitive prices.”

About The California Energy Commission (CEC):
The CEC is California’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The Commission has responsibility for activities that include forecasting future energy needs, promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards, and supporting renewable energy technologies as well as monitoring overall power content of all load-serving entities within the State.

3 PHASES DEVELOPS A 1 MW WASTE GAS-TO-ENERGY PROJECT USING NEW MICROTURBINE TECHNOLOGY

PRESS RELEASE: 12/2012

3 Phases Renewables has developed the first Capstone C1000 Microturbine Power Package in Southern California. The project is located at an oil and gas production site and the microturbines run on waste gas that would otherwise have been flared.

“3 Phases was involved in the development, engineering, procurement and construction of the project,” said Eric Hulin, 3 Phases Marketing and Sales Director. “We purchased Capstone microturbines because of their ability to generate electricity with low emissions, meeting the strict requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.”

The microturbines allow waste gas, a by-product from the drilling process, to be used as fuel to generate low-emission electricity onsite to power the plant’s pumps and infrastructure systems. Additionally, the heat from the system will be captured and used onsite, greatly increasing the efficiency of the system.

According to Jim Crouse, Capstone’s executive VP of sales and marketing, “Nearly 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas are flared in the atmosphere annually. Flaring is a waste of natural resources and creates 400 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent global greenhouse gas emissions, which has a significant impact on the environment, not to mention the associated health issues.”

Hulin added: “We’re proud to develop this project and continue to build on this and other innovative applications for clean energy technologies. To date, we have installed over 25 Capstone microturbines at multiple locations in California.”

About Capstone Turbine Corporation:
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 6,000 Capstone MicroTurbine® systems to customers worldwide. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

THOUSAND OAKS WINS LOTTERY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, 01/2011

The Thousand Oaks (Calif.) City Council approved a three-year contract with 3 Phases Renewables to provide approximately 8.6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind-generated energy for 16 of its largest energy accounts…

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THE 19TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN BEACH HOLIDAY PIER LIGHTING

PRESS RELEASE, 12/3/08

The 19th Annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Pier Lighting will again be a little greener this year, thanks to local business 3 Phases Renewables. 3 Phases Renewables is providing approximately 9,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy credits to offset the energy used by the holiday lights that decorate the Manhattan Beach pier. This is the second consecutive year that 3 Phases Renewables is greening the holidays in the City of Manhattan Beach.

This donation will prevent 18,882 lbs. of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting about 8 acres of trees.

“We hope our donation will help motivate Manhattan Beach residents and businesses to join us in building a greener, more sustainable future,” said Hans Isern, marketing manager of 3 Phases Renewables.

The Pier Lighting ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 6th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

About 3 Phases Renewables
3 Phases Renewables is an experienced provider of renewable energy solutions. It was among the first to open the energy market to competitive green power. Over the past seven years, it has provided over 400,000,000 kWh of renewable energy to a variety of organizations, including 7 of the 10 largest customers in the EPA Green Power Program. 3 Phases Renewables’ customers include cities, counties, government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individual residents. For more information, visit www.3phasesrenewables.com.

SOLE BAJA TRAVESIA – THE WORLD’S FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL ADVENTURE RACE

PRESS RELEASE, 2/24/07

Big Bear Lake, California – Today the SOLE Baja Travesia announced a partnership with 3 Phases Renewables that will make the SOLE Baja Travesia, the World’s first “Carbon Neutral” adventure race.

So, what’s that all mean? — 3 Phases Renewables will off-set all carbon emissions of both racers and support crews by donating an equal amount of Renewable Energy Credits. 3 Phases Renewables will collect data from all racers and crews and use their on-line carbon calculator to determine the total carbon emissions for the event.

“Our hope is that more Race Director’s become aware that they too can green their event by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits,” said Melissa Cabrera of 3 Phases Renewables. “We want to raise awareness amongst participants that they can easily offset their automobile emissions for only a few dollars a month,” she said. In addition, any participants who want to offset their carbon emissions for travel to races in 2008 will receive a special discount when they buy Renewable Energy Credits from 3 Phases Renewables.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with 3 Phases Renewables. We’re learning how we can help the environment through the REC program and it’s exciting to be the first carbon neutral Adventure Race. We hope to start a trend among adventure racing and adventure racers,” said Karen Lundgren, one of the event directors for the SOLE Baja Travesia.

“It’s the first step for us in creating an environmentally friendly event,” said Paul Romero also one of the event directors. “In addition to this great program, we’re going to educate all of our participants in the simple ways that they can help the environment,” he continued.

Renewable Energy Credits (also known as RECs, renewable energy certificates, green tags, or green energy certificates), represent the technology and environmental attributes of electricity generated from renewable sources. Renewable power sources are those that rely on “renewable” resources, rather than fossil or nuclear fuels. Renewable power sources include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and small hydroelectric installations. A REC can be sold separately from the mega-watt hour of electricity it is associated with, and represents the “green” portion of green power. This flexibility enables customers to offset a percentage of their annual electricity use with certificates generated elsewhere.

Although the renewable energy purchased does not necessarily go directly to your home or business, 3 Phases Renewables guarantees that the clean energy you purchase is added to the power grid. When a renewable energy facility sends electricity to the grid, less electricity needs to be generated from fossil fuel plants. Those plants then burn less fuel and less pollution overall is generated. This includes not only CO2 emissions, but also many other pollutants such as SOx, NOx, mercury, and carbon monoxide. And, although your clean energy is mixed with energy from different sources, you are assured that each MWh of green energy purchased displaces the equivalent amount of brown power. As more RECs are bought, the renewable energy content of the electricity increases and an increased demand for RECs also spurs new renewable generating facilities.

The Baja Travesia is a 3-5 day expedition adventure event where teams of three use non-motorized means along with a map and compass to cross the Baja Peninsula. This year’s event will begin in San Felipe on March 24 and finish in Ensenada on March 28.

FT. CARSON TO HOST THE ARMY’S LARGEST SOLAR PROJECT

PRESS RELEASE, 10/15/2007

3 Phases Energy Services, LLC, SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc., and Morgan Stanley, will develop, engineer, install and finance a 2-megawatt (MW), ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array at Fort Carson, CO. When completed, this landmark PV project will cover nearly 12 acres at Fort Carson making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado.

The project will generate 3,200 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar power annually, reflecting the U.S. Army’s strong commitment to clean, renewable energy. “Using Colorado’s abundant sunshine and available federal land to continue charting a new course for our energy future made sense,” said Ft. Carson Utilities Manager Vince Guthrie, who was instrumental in bringing solar power to Fort Carson.

This project also represents one of the first major customer-sited projects to emerge from Colorado’s voter-led initiative to make the state a leading user of renewable energy. Governor Bill Ritter, who took office in January 2007, recently led a successful campaign to double the amount of renewable energy in the state’s renewable portfolio standard. By 2020, Colorado will get 20 percent of its power from renewable energy, including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal resources.

“The 2 MW solar project at Fort Carson represents the collaboration of seven major players, each of whom has played a decisive role in making this project a tremendous success,” said Erik Rothenberg, Managing Director at 3 Phases Energy. A California based developer of renewable energy projects, 3 Phases worked with Fort Carson to assemble the various pieces and partners to make this an economically viable project for the Army.

Two utilities and a federal power marketing agency cooperated in making the project possible. Xcel Energy will purchase the renewable energy credits (RECs) for 20 years under its Solar*Rewards program, which provides incentives for residential and commercial solar installations. The RECs will support Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard. Colorado Springs Utilities which provides services to Fort Carson will host the system on its grid. Under its power marketing authority, Western Area Power Administration’s Rocky Mountain Region will procure the power from the system on behalf of Fort Carson.

“Western is proud to support a federal customer in securing clean, reliable power at a fixed rate,” said Randy Manion, Manager of Western’s Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies Program. “We hope to use this model for other customers who are expressing interest in similar types of projects. It is a great way to expand the use of renewable energy while meeting the needs of many different parties.”

3 Phases Energy brought the best of the solar industry to build and finance this project. SunTechnics Inc., the largest global installer of solar systems, will design and construct the project which is expected to be completed in December? 2007. Florian Edler, CEO of SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. said “Our international and proven engineering expertise has been a critical factor in SunTechnics’ contribution to the Fort Carson project. Our ability to provide a customized renewable energy solution such as our unique output guarantee assures the maximum return on investment and enables us to make a difference for this high-profile project.”

3 Phases Energy selected Morgan Stanley Co. as the project investor and long term owner. “This project represents an example of successful collaboration between a developer, state and federal government, the US Army, utilities and financing community” added Edward Levin, a Vice President in the New York Global Structured Products Group of Morgan Stanley.

The ground-mounted solar array will consist of flat-plate, thin-film solar technology provided by First Solar, an Arizona company. The solar modules are warranted for 25 years and the plant can be expected to produce energy efficiently for up to 40 years.

“Reducing Fort Carson’s reliance on fossil fuels helps us build a sustainable energy future that is good for our bottom line, the environment, and national security,” said Vince Guthrie who oversees Fort Carson’s utilities and electric bills.

About Fort Carson
Fort Carson, the Army’s “Mountain Post,” located south of Colorado Spring, is home to the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, Headquarters for Division West, 1st U.S. Army, which is responsible for the training of all Reserve Component units west of the Mississippi River, and 10th Special Forces Group, among other U.S. Army units. It is one of the largest Army installations in the western United States.

About Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of power from hydroelectric power plants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the U.S. Department of Energy.

About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 600 offices in 31 countries. Morgan Stanley’s broad energy portfolio increasingly includes alternative and renewable energy financing, such as with SunPower, to encourage energy efficient technologies. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

THE HOLIDAY PIER LIGHTING IN MANHATTAN BEACH GOES GREEN!

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2007

This year Manhattan Beach’s holiday Pier Lighting will be greener thanks to 3 Phases Renewables (3PR), a local provider of renewable energy options.

3PR is providing 7,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to offset the energy used by the holiday lights used to decorate the pier in Manhattan Beach. This donation will prevent 14,686 lbs. of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent planting 6 acres of trees.

“We hope to inspire the residents and businesses of Manhattan Beach to help us build a sustainable future,” said Hans Isern, marketing manager for 3 Phases Renewables.

This year’s Pier Lighting takes place on Saturday, December 1st, from 4:30-6:30pm at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

GREEN SPONSOR OF ALTCAR EXPO

PRESS RELEASE, 09/2007

3 Phases Renewables is proud to be the Carbon Neutrality sponsor for the Second Annual Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo presented by the City of Santa Monica.

The AltCar Expo provides the public with an opportunity to test drive the latest in low and no-emission cars, which use technologies such as electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, fuel cells and ethanol for power. The Expo will also help educate its participants in the available sustainable lifestyle choices and their immediate positive impact on air quality, health, and the environment, thereby strengthening our community’s commitment to sustainability and reducing dependence on foreign oil.

3 Phases Renewables is happy to work with the City of Santa Monica in being a part of the renewable energy solution. All of the electricity usage for the event will be offset by 3 Phases Renewables, making the event powered completely by renewable energy. 3 Phases Renewables will also launch their new online carbon calculator at the event. The calculator will provide a simple way for individuals to compute the amount of carbon their activities produce, as well as a quick assessment of how to offset these personal carbon footprints. By providing an efficient way for individuals to calculate and offset their carbon emissions in one simple process, 3 Phases Renewables hopes to educate and inspire attendees to reduce their carbon emissions by participating in the Renewable Energy Certificates program.

The Expo will take place on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at Barker Hangar located in the Santa Monica Airport and is free to the public.

SPIN OFF OF GREEN DIRECT IS A GO

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2007

Pursuing new opportunities in the renewable energy marketplace, 3 Phases Energy Services LLC’s Green Direct division has spun off from the parent company and will operate as 3 Phases Renewables, LLC. Mike Mazur, who founded 3 Phases Energy Services in 1994, will manage 3 Phases Renewables’ direct access business in California’s deregulated market. Erik Rothenberg will continue as Managing Director of 3 Phases Energy Services, LLC.

In addition, 3 Phases Renewables will continue to provide value-added wholesale green power marketing and scheduling, distributed generation development, and related consulting services to its renewable energy-minded clients. According to Mr. Mazur: “The growth of 3 Phases Energy Services and changes in the energy market over the past few years brought success and new challenges, which require more flexibility in addressing dynamics in the marketplace. The pace of adapting and addressing the changes and new opportunities for growth prompted these necessary steps, allowing the 3 Phases’ entities to move their business segments forward. The spin-off of 3 Phases Renewables will enable each company and its staff to concentrate on its specific areas of expertise in an efficient manner.”

UNIVERSITY AWARDS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ENERGY CONTRACTS TO ENHANCE EXISTING GREEN INITIATIVES

PRESS RELEASE, 01/2007

Penn State University will purchase green power to meet 20% of its electrical energy needs for the next five years, up from its previous commitment of 5%. Under a new set of contracts, the university will purchase 83.6 million kWh of green power annually, including Pennsylvania-based wind energy from Community Energy, Inc., national wind and biomass energy from 3 Phases Energy Services, and low-impact certified hydroelectric power from Sterling Planet, Inc. The university was able to increase its green power purchases by negotiating a lower average purchase price; the new contracts carry an average price of 0.5¢/kWh compared to 1.4¢/kWh under its previous wind energy contract.

WELLS FARGO COMMITS TO LARGEST-EVER CORPORATE PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN U.S.

PRESS RELEASE, 10/2006

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company with $500 billion in assets, announced that it is purchasing 550 million kWh of wind energy annually, thus becoming the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The purchase will offset 40% of the company’s overall electricity use with Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied by 3 Phases Energy. The three-year purchase agreement began on October 1.

SAFEWAY APPLAUDS CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE ON NEW LAW CURBING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

SAFEWAY INC., 09/27/2006

Safeway Inc. announced a renewal of its green power purchase agreement with 3 Phases Energy. Under the agreement, Safeway will purchase 174 million kWh of wind energy over two years, making it the largest corporate purchaser of wind energy in California. The purchase covers the entire electricity needs of Safeway’s corporate headquarters campuses in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, its San Francisco stores, and its 269 U.S. fuel stations.

FEDERAL AGENCIES AND CITY UTILITY ANNOUNCE PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES

GAZETTE.COM, 09/2006

The Western Area Power Administration announced that it coordinated renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases by five federal agencies totaling 236 million kWh over five years. The RECs will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services from wind, biomass and geothermal projects located in California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon and South Dakota. The purchases will help the agencies meet federal renewable energy use goals set in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The agency purchases include:

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Denver (7 million kWh)
• Fort Lewis, Wash. (209.5 million kWh)
• NASA Ames Research Center, Calif. (12.3 million kWh)
• NASA Eastside Airfield, Calif. (4.1 million kWh)
• U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (2.75 million kWh)

Western also coordinated a 1.5 billion kWh, five-year purchase of renewable energy by Colorado Springs Utilities, which will be used to comply with the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirement. Under this agreement, Community Energy, Inc. will supply RECs from wind energy and other renewable projects located primarily in California, Kansas and Nebraska.

EPA BECOMES FIRST FEDERAL AGENCY TO BE POWERED 100% GREEN

US EPA, 09/2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become the first federal agency to purchase renewable energy for 100% of its annual electricity needs. EPA recently signed a 13-month contract with 3 Phases Energy Services for more than 100 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs), bringing total agency green power purchases to nearly 300 million kWh. The latest RECs purchase involves more than 190 EPA facilities nationwide and supports the development of wind farms in California, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

COLDWATER CREEK MAKES COMPANYWIDE CONVERSION TO RENEWABLE ‘GREEN’ ENERGY

PR NEWSWIRE, 08/2006

Coldwater Creek, a national women’s apparel retailer, announced a commitment to purchase renewable energy for all of the electricity used at its headquarters, distribution center, customer contact centers, and retail stores across the nation. Under a contract with 3 Phases Energy Services, the company will buy more than 217 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) representing wind-generated electricity over the next three years.

NORTHWESTERN BUYS ‘WIND POWER’ FOR 20 PERCENT OF POWER NEEDS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 04/13/2006

Northwestern University, a private institution with 14,000 students and campuses in Evanston and Chicago, IL, has signed a four-year agreement to purchase 40 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) each year, equal to 20% of the school’s total annual electricity needs. The RECs are Green-e certified and will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services from Midwestern wind farms, including the newly developed Weatherford Wind Energy Center in Custer County, OK. The RECs purchase makes Northwestern the second largest purchaser of renewable energy among the nation’s colleges and universities, according to the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

ROSEVILLE ELECTRIC GIVES THE GIFT OF CHOICE THROUGH ITS NEW COMMUNITY- BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTION, GREEN ROSEVILLE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 12/2005

Roseville Electric, the municipally owned utility of the City of Roseville, California, is offering a new Green-e certified renewable energy option to its residential and business customers. Under the Green Roseville program, customers can choose to meet 100% of their electricity needs with renewable energy at a rate premium of 1.5¢/kWh. The green power is supplied from wind (97.5%) and solar (2.5%) resources generated from newly constructed projects located in California, including solar projects in Roseville.

Customers can also choose to contribute 1¢/kWh to a special fund, the RE New Green Fund, to help underwrite the cost of new solar installations in Roseville. Additionally, a portion of the customer premiums collected for the Green Roseville program will go toward the RE New Green Fund. Roseville Electric is partnering with 3 Phases Energy Services to manage renewable energy purchases and marketing for the Green Roseville program, which replaces the utility’s RE Green Energy program offered since 2000

LIZ CLAIBORNE INC. ADOPTS PRANA NATURAL POWER INITIATIVE

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2005

Liz Claiborne Inc. announced the acquisition of prAna, a sportswear apparel and accessories company, and a commitment to join prAna’s Natural Power Initiative. Beginning this fall, Liz Claiborne will purchase approximately 25 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind energy facilities nationwide to offset 100% of the electricity consumption of its New Jersey headquarters campus.

prAna launched its Natural Power Initiative earlier this fall, purchasing RECs to offset the electricity needs of its headquarters, 250 of its retailers, and all residences of its full-time employees. Under an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services, prAna will purchase 16.5 million kWh of Green-e certified wind energy certificates in 2006. Eventually, prAna plans to purchase wind power for its entire North American dealer base of approximately 1,000 retail partners as well as its contracted U.S.-based sewing facilities.

EPA, DOE AND CRS ANNOUNCE 2005 NATIONAL GREEN POWER AWARD WINNERS

PR NEWSWIRE, 10/24/2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) honored a group of organizations committed to advancing the development of green power markets in the United States. The annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing leading national green power purchasers and suppliers, were presented on October 24 at the Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference in Austin, Texas.

EPA and DOE presented awards for green power purchasing to 29 organizations. The highest honor in purchasing, the Green Power Partner of the Year Award, was presented to HSBC North America, Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Air Force and WhiteWave Foods Company. Additional Purchaser Award winners included: Alameda County, California; Aspen Skiing Company; the Atlantic Golf division of the Brick Companies; Dagoba Organic Chocolate; FedEx Express Oakland, California Hub Facility; City of Fresno, Calif.; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Harvard University; the Hyatt Regency Dallas and the Hyatt Regency Dallas-Fort Worth; Mohawk Fine Papers; Safeway Inc.; St. Francis Winery and Vineyard; Starbucks Coffee; The University of Minnesota, Morris; the City of Vallejo, Calif.; Western Washington University; Whole Foods Market – Rocky Mountain Region; and the World Bank Group.

Seven awards were also presented to organizations demonstrating notable success in marketing and encouraging green power program participation. The highest honor, Green Power Program of the Year, was presented to Austin Energy’s Green Choice Program for the second consecutive year. Other Supplier Award winners included 3 Phases Energy; Enel North America, Inc.; Florida Power & Light; PacifiCorp’s Blue Sky Program; PECO WIND and Community Energy; and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
CRS presented Green Power Market Development Awards to organizations and individuals showing leadership in building and shaping the market for renewable energy. Recipients included 3 Phases Energy, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Blair Swezey of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

SAFEWAY FINDING ANSWER IN THE WIND

PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL, 10/14/2005

Safeway, one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, announced that it will purchase renewable energy to power the company’s 270 fuel stations in the United States, its 15 stores in San Francisco, and the Safeway corporate campuses in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, California. Under an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services, Safeway will purchase 78 million kWh of wind energy annually, thus becoming California’s largest buyer of renewable energy and one of the nation’s largest buyers of green power.

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EPA PROCURES GREEN POWER FOR MULTIPLE FACILITIES

PR NEWSWIRE, 08/2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has entered into contracts to purchase another 26.3 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for its Chelmsford, Edison, Fort Meade, and Richmond laboratories and its Chicago Regional Office.

Under a three-year contract with Select Energy, EPA will purchase 9 million kWh of RECs from new wind farms in North and South Dakota and Wyoming to meet the needs of its Chelmsford and Edison laboratories. For its Richmond laboratory, the agency signed a three-year agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services for 1.9 million kWh of RECs sourced from wind energy projects in California. Finally, EPA entered into a one-year agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative for 15.4 million kWh of RECs from wind farms in North and South Dakota for the Fort Meade lab and the Chicago Regional Office.

With these new contracts, EPA now purchases green power to serve more than 80% of its electricity needs nationwide.

UC, CSU SIGN GREENER ENERGY CONTRACT

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN, 06/23/2005

The University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase renewable energy for 15% of their electricity needs. Under a six-month contract with APS Energy Services, UC and CSU will purchase 39,000 MWh and 34,000 MWh, respectively, of renewable energy certificates consisting of wind (86%) and landfill gas (14%) resources. The RECs will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services under a wholesale agreement with APS Energy Services.

The purchase stems in part from UC’s policy on Green Building Design and Clean Energy Standards, which was adopted in July 2003 to increase sustainability system-wide. At CSU, the announcement comes on the heels of a two-year campaign run by university students and Greenpeace to encourage CSU to adopt a comprehensive clean energy and sustainability policy. The university is currently drafting a policy that will include standards for energy conservation, clean energy generation, clean energy purchasing, and sustainable building design.

CALIFORNIA UTILITY USES GREEN-E CERTIFIED RENEWABLE ENERGY TO MAKE SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRICITY “POLLUTION FREE” FOR A DAY

THE CENTER FOR RESOURCE SOLUTIONS, 06/2005

The Center for Resource Solutions announced that Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) purchased enough Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with San Francisco’s electricity use on June 5. The purchase was made to honor the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 Conference, which was hosted in San Francisco from June 1-5.

To make San Francisco’s electricity use “carbon neutral” for the day, PG&E purchased 2.8 million kWh of RECs supplied from the 41-MW Edgeley Wind Farm in North Dakota through California-based marketer 3 Phases Energy Services.

EPA ANNOUNCES GREEN TAG PURCHASES FROM WIND, GEOTHERMAL SOURCES

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 01/2005

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has committed to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) for its regional offices and science and technology laboratories in Kansas City (KS), Denver and San Francisco. Under two separate three-year contracts, EPA will purchase more than 17 million kWh of RECs annually—the equivalent of the total electricity needs of these facilities.

Under a contract with Aquila Inc., EPA will purchase RECs from the Colorado Green Wind Project in Prowers County, CO, for its Denver-based facilities and the Gray County Wind Project near Montezuma, KS, for its Kansas-based facilities. EPA also has an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services to supply its San Francisco Regional Office with RECs from The Geysers geothermal energy facility in Middletown, CA.

Western Area Power Administration managed the solicitation and provided contracting services for the procurements, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provided technical support. EPA purchases more than 229 million kWh of green power annually for 23 laboratories and offices, which represents about 79% of its electricity needs nationally.

For more information on green tags and renewable energy, visit EPA’s Green Power Web site.

THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE A TOTAL OF 7.7 MILLION KWH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES (RECS) ANNUALLY FOR THREE LABORATORIES IN MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN, AND NEVADA.

PRESS RELEASE, 04/2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into agreements to purchase a total of 7.7 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually for three laboratories in Minnesota, Michigan, and Nevada. Under a three-year contract with QVINTA, Inc., EPA will purchase 2.35 million kWh of RECs for its Duluth, MN laboratory sourced from wind facilities located in Dodge Center, MN. In addition, EPA has entered into a three-year agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services to purchase 4.65 million kWh of RECs for its Las Vegas, NV laboratory sourced from wind farms located in California’s San Gorgonio Pass and 700,000 kWh of RECs for its Grosse Ile, MI laboratory sourced from a landfill gas generating facility in Lenox, MI.

EPA PROCURES GREEN POWER FOR ITS ATHENS, GA REGIONAL LABORATORY AND ITS ATLANTA REGIONAL OFFICE

PRESS RELEASE, 03/2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is purchasing green power for two Georgia-based facilities. Under a three-year agreement between the Defense Energy Support Center (on behalf of EPA) and 3 Phases Energy Services, EPA will purchase 11.2 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually to supply its Region 4 Office Building in Atlanta and its Science and Ecosystem Support Division Laboratory in Athens. The RECs will be supplied from landfill gas generating facilities located in Kentucky and North Carolina.
Including this procurement, EPA now purchases a total of about 122.5 million kWh of green power annually, which is equivalent to 44% of the electricity consumed at all EPA facilities nationwide.

KINKO’S INCREASES GREEN POWER USE NEARLY 80 PERCENT WITH AGREEEMENTS IN FOUR NEW STATES

PRESS RELEASE, 10/2004

Kinko’s, Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements to expand its green power purchases by 80%. Under a contract with 3 Phases Energy Services, the company will purchase 13.9 million kWh of biomass energy certificates for 45 retail stores in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In addition, Kinko’s has entered into agreements with utilities in South Carolina, Wyoming, and Colorado to purchase green power for another 20 branches. With these new agreements, the company now purchases a total of 27 million kWh of green power annually for more than 25% of its retail stores spanning 18 states.

EPA GOES GREEN WITH 3 PHASES ENERGY FOR HOUSTON REGIONAL OFFICE

PRESS RELEASE, 09/2003

3 Phases Energy Services announced that it has signed a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to supply EPA’s Region 6 Houston Laboratory with wind energy certificates procured from the 204-MW New Mexico Wind Energy Center. The certificate purchase amounts to 10 million kWh over a three-year period.

PACIFIC POWER SELECTS 3 PHASES ENERGY TO PROVIDE OREGON RENEWABLES

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2003

Pacific Power announced that it has selected 3 Phases Energy Services to provide renewable energy supply and marketing services for the utility’s Renewable Usage and Habitat green energy options starting Jan. 1, 2004. According to the utility, the new three-year agreement will improve upon the current products by increasing the amount of new and local renewable energy sources, including wind energy, biomass and a small amount of solar energy. The majority of the wind energy will be supplied from the Stateline wind project located along the Oregon and Washington border.
The product pricing will remain the same at 0.78¢/kWh above the utility’s normal rate. The Habitat plan also includes an automatic $2.50 monthly donation to the Pacific Salmon Watershed Fund, which is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of native salmon habitat. Pacific Power and 3 Phases plan to offer facility tours and provide enhanced information on the renewable energy projects to help build customer participation.

CITY OF PALO ALTO UTILITIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM POSTS IMPRESSIVE LAUNCH

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2003

Just nine weeks after unveiling its new Palo Alto Green program, the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced that 940 community members, or 3.4% of the utility’s residential and business customers, have enrolled in the program. Participating customers purchase energy generated from wind and solar resources at an additional cost of 1.5¢/kWh. 3 Phases Energy Services, a California-based renewable energy company, helped develop the program and manages the renewable energy purchases on behalf of the City.

LARGEST CALIFORNIA AGRI-BUSINESS COMMITS TO RENEWABLE POWER

PRESS RELEASE, 07/2003

3 Phases Energy announced that Lundberg Family Farms, a Sacramento-based farm and packager of natural and organic rice products, will purchase green power for 100% of the electricity used to run its milling, processing, and packaging operations. Under the agreement with 3 Phases, the farm will purchase 4.4 million kWh per year of wind energy certificates supplied from the Stateline and Klondike wind energy facilities in Oregon. Lundberg Family Farms is a member of the EPA Green Power Partnership.

CITY OF PALO ALTO UTILITIES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH 3 PHASES ENERGY SERVICES TO LAUNCH NEW WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY OFFERING, PALO ALTO GREEN

PRESS RELEASE, 05/2003

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is launching a new renewable energy offering for its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The new product, known as Palo Alto Green, will consist of 100% renewable energy sourced from newly constructed wind turbine located within the western power system and new California-based solar photovoltaic projects. The city is teaming with 3 Phases Energy Services to develop the offering and manage the renewable energy purchases. The new product will be Green-e certified.

GREEN-E CERTIFIES 3 PHASES GREEN CERTIFICATE

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2002

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that it has certified the tradable renewable certificate (TRC) product of 3 Phases Energy Services, a Manhattan Beach, California-based company. The company offers green certificates supplied from new wind resources for approximately 2.5¢/kWh. The charge is in addition to a customer’s monthly electric utility bill. The certificates can be purchased on a monthly or annual basis. The company’s Web site includes an “environmental footprint calculator” with which potential customers can calculate the number of certificates that would be required to offset the carbon emissions associated with an individual’s annual household energy use and transportation requirements.

3 Phases is also a registered energy service provider in California where it markets power generated from existing and new renewable energy sources to business customers.

3 PHASES RENEWABLES ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ITS HIGH RENEWABLE CONTENT POWER MIX

06/2016

Inewsource, a San Diego news organization, acknowledged 3 Phases Renewables for its high renewable content electric power mix. Eric Hulin, Sales and Marketing Director says, “3 Phases leads all retail electricity suppliers in California with its high percentage of power derived from renewable sources and we are committed to continuing to provide competitively priced renewable energy to our customers in the future”. In 2015, 82% of the electricity provided to 3 Phases’ retail customers was derived from renewable energy sources; contrasting San Diego’s utility, SDG&E, which has a renewable content of 35% (a high number when compared to other utilities).

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15 CITIES THAT HAVE COMMITTED TO CLEAN ENERGY

04/2016

In January 2016, Santa Monica announced it would power its Municipal Operations with wind and solar. The beach city said it would get its green power from 3 Phases Renewables, a renewable energy power solutions provider.

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3 PHASES RENEWABLES SIGNS ENERGY CONTRACT WITH CITY OF SANTA MONICA

01/2016

We’re happy to announce that we have signed a new contract with the City of Santa Monica to supply clean, 100% renewable power for all of its municipal operations, beginning in January 2016. Santa Monica was the first city in the nation to convert its operations to renewable power and in the coming years it has plans to expand its renewable energy purchasing to benefit all electric utility customers in Santa Monica.

This newly-signed contract between 3 Phases and the City meets California’s stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) for 100% of the energy provided and covers more than 500 City-owned Direct Access Eligible accounts and approximately 26,000 megawatt-hours of annual consumption. By purchasing renewable power via Direct Access, the City avoids nearly 18,000 metric tons of carbon. The contract can be renewed for up to four additional years and is consistent with the goals established in Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan.

According to City reports, purchasing electricity using Direct Access saved Santa Monica more than a half of a million dollars in 2013 and 3 Phases plans to help them increase these savings in the future.

Our Sales and Marketing Director, Eric Hulin, had this to say: “This is a great opportunity for 3 Phases to partner with another city in California, and to provide a cost effective, renewable energy product that improves sustainability within Santa Monica. We are pleased to work with this forward thinking city.”

The renewable energy mix that we will provide to power Santa Monica will be mostly comprised of wind and solar generated in California.

About The City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California. The City is one of the most environmentally active municipalities in the nation. The City proposed a Sustainable City Plan in 1992 and in 1994, was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan, setting waste reduction and water conservation policies for both public and private sector through its Office of Sustainability and the Environment. The City aims to increase the use of renewable and clean distributed generation sources, and, thus, reduce their total amount of greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of fossil fuels.

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3 PHASES RENEWABLES MOVES TO MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY LOCATION

PRESS RELEASE: 08/2015

(El Segundo, CA) – August 18, 2015 – 3 Phases Renewables today announced that it recently moved to a new location in El Segundo, CA after 14 years in Manhattan Beach, CA. The company, who is seen as one of California’s leading suppliers of comprehensive renewable energy power solutions for the State and Western Region, chose a facility that matches its commitment to the environment and also allows it to continue to implement green practices and efficiency upgrades. This state-of-the-art facility has been LEED Silver certified.

In order to achieve LEED certification, 3 Phases installed solar panels, which provide 100% renewable electricity, and every office uses energy-saving light motion sensors to ensure energy efficiency. The parking lot also features a publicly-accessible charging station for electric vehicles, and the parking lot and roof feature highly-reflective colors and materials to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Water was a concern as well, so 3 Phases implemented a system to capture rainwater in an underground catchment system that relieves the stress on the city storm water system during heavy rains and reduces direct flows to the ocean. Also, since gas is not available at the site, the Company uses hot water heaters that are significantly more efficient than conventional electric water heaters.

“Our new location is LEED Silver certified, and this shows that we’re serious about reducing and eliminating the negative effects of our building on the environment,” said 3 Phases’ Principal, Mike Mazur. “Our operations are becoming more sustainable day-by-day, and currently, our office is in transition to a completely paperless system.”

The new facility also represents an example of the Company’s commitment to its customers. Mazur added: “Our commitment to sustainability starts at the workplace, but our greatest impact on sustainability is achieved through the services we offer our customers. We help them meet their clean energy objectives by providing competitively priced green power that is generated through solar, wind, biomass and other renewable energy sources … we’re very proud of that!”

About 3 Phases Renewables:
Certified as an Electric Service Provider (ESP) by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 3 Phases Renewables is a leading supplier of comprehensive renewable energy power solutions for the State, Western Region and beyond. With the capabilities to directly connect all of our customers with 100% green power, we continue to pioneer and propel the emerging renewable energy market while pursuing our mission. We believe this mission is not only possible, but profitable – for our planet, our people and our businesses. While providing our customers with direct access to green energy, we also provide access to the powerful benefits that come with it. For more information, visit www.3phasesrenewables.com.

About LEED:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard and rating system. The LEED certification is based on 6 different strategies that companies can implement. These include Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation. 3 Phases addressed all of the categories with its new facility.

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3 PHASES TOPS ANNUAL LIST OF ELECTRIC SERVICE PROVIDERS ONCE AGAIN IN 2013

PRESS RELEASE: 09/2014

The California Energy Commission (CEC) released their annual list of power content labels for electric service providers and other load serving entities. Once again, 3 Phases Renewables tops the list with the highest percentage of renewable power delivered.

With renewable content making up 88% of its energy offering for 2013, 3 Phases had the highest percentage among its competitors.

“You can see that 3 Phases has the highest renewable content of all Electric Service Providers (ESPs),” said 3 Phases Sales and Marketing Director, Eric Hulin. “We have double the content of the nearest competitor, and over four times that of most competitors.”

According to the CEC list, the largest utilities in California, PG&E, SCE and LADWP, are all 23% renewable or less. The highest content of any of the large California utilities is 24% by SDG&E.

Eric went on to say: “3 Phases has consistently provided the highest renewable content among the ESPs in California. Customers interested in procuring renewable energy continue to choose 3 Phases because of our renewable energy experience and consistent ability to offer custom tailored energy products at competitive prices.”

About The California Energy Commission (CEC):
The CEC is California’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The Commission has responsibility for activities that include forecasting future energy needs, promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards, and supporting renewable energy technologies as well as monitoring overall power content of all load-serving entities within the State.

3 PHASES DEVELOPS A 1 MW WASTE GAS-TO-ENERGY PROJECT USING NEW MICROTURBINE TECHNOLOGY

PRESS RELEASE: 12/2012

3 Phases Renewables has developed the first Capstone C1000 Microturbine Power Package in Southern California. The project is located at an oil and gas production site and the microturbines run on waste gas that would otherwise have been flared.

“3 Phases was involved in the development, engineering, procurement and construction of the project,” said Eric Hulin, 3 Phases Marketing and Sales Director. “We purchased Capstone microturbines because of their ability to generate electricity with low emissions, meeting the strict requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.”

The microturbines allow waste gas, a by-product from the drilling process, to be used as fuel to generate low-emission electricity onsite to power the plant’s pumps and infrastructure systems. Additionally, the heat from the system will be captured and used onsite, greatly increasing the efficiency of the system.

According to Jim Crouse, Capstone’s executive VP of sales and marketing, “Nearly 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas are flared in the atmosphere annually. Flaring is a waste of natural resources and creates 400 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent global greenhouse gas emissions, which has a significant impact on the environment, not to mention the associated health issues.”

Hulin added: “We’re proud to develop this project and continue to build on this and other innovative applications for clean energy technologies. To date, we have installed over 25 Capstone microturbines at multiple locations in California.”

About Capstone Turbine Corporation:
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 6,000 Capstone MicroTurbine® systems to customers worldwide. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

THOUSAND OAKS WINS LOTTERY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, 01/2011

The Thousand Oaks (Calif.) City Council approved a three-year contract with 3 Phases Renewables to provide approximately 8.6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind-generated energy for 16 of its largest energy accounts…

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THE 19TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN BEACH HOLIDAY PIER LIGHTING

PRESS RELEASE, 12/3/08

The 19th Annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Pier Lighting will again be a little greener this year, thanks to local business 3 Phases Renewables. 3 Phases Renewables is providing approximately 9,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy credits to offset the energy used by the holiday lights that decorate the Manhattan Beach pier. This is the second consecutive year that 3 Phases Renewables is greening the holidays in the City of Manhattan Beach.

This donation will prevent 18,882 lbs. of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting about 8 acres of trees.

“We hope our donation will help motivate Manhattan Beach residents and businesses to join us in building a greener, more sustainable future,” said Hans Isern, marketing manager of 3 Phases Renewables.

The Pier Lighting ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 6th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

About 3 Phases Renewables
3 Phases Renewables is an experienced provider of renewable energy solutions. It was among the first to open the energy market to competitive green power. Over the past seven years, it has provided over 400,000,000 kWh of renewable energy to a variety of organizations, including 7 of the 10 largest customers in the EPA Green Power Program. 3 Phases Renewables’ customers include cities, counties, government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individual residents. For more information, visit www.3phasesrenewables.com.

SOLE BAJA TRAVESIA – THE WORLD’S FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL ADVENTURE RACE

PRESS RELEASE, 2/24/07

Big Bear Lake, California – Today the SOLE Baja Travesia announced a partnership with 3 Phases Renewables that will make the SOLE Baja Travesia, the World’s first “Carbon Neutral” adventure race.

So, what’s that all mean? — 3 Phases Renewables will off-set all carbon emissions of both racers and support crews by donating an equal amount of Renewable Energy Credits. 3 Phases Renewables will collect data from all racers and crews and use their on-line carbon calculator to determine the total carbon emissions for the event.

“Our hope is that more Race Director’s become aware that they too can green their event by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits,” said Melissa Cabrera of 3 Phases Renewables. “We want to raise awareness amongst participants that they can easily offset their automobile emissions for only a few dollars a month,” she said. In addition, any participants who want to offset their carbon emissions for travel to races in 2008 will receive a special discount when they buy Renewable Energy Credits from 3 Phases Renewables.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with 3 Phases Renewables. We’re learning how we can help the environment through the REC program and it’s exciting to be the first carbon neutral Adventure Race. We hope to start a trend among adventure racing and adventure racers,” said Karen Lundgren, one of the event directors for the SOLE Baja Travesia.

“It’s the first step for us in creating an environmentally friendly event,” said Paul Romero also one of the event directors. “In addition to this great program, we’re going to educate all of our participants in the simple ways that they can help the environment,” he continued.

Renewable Energy Credits (also known as RECs, renewable energy certificates, green tags, or green energy certificates), represent the technology and environmental attributes of electricity generated from renewable sources. Renewable power sources are those that rely on “renewable” resources, rather than fossil or nuclear fuels. Renewable power sources include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and small hydroelectric installations. A REC can be sold separately from the mega-watt hour of electricity it is associated with, and represents the “green” portion of green power. This flexibility enables customers to offset a percentage of their annual electricity use with certificates generated elsewhere.

Although the renewable energy purchased does not necessarily go directly to your home or business, 3 Phases Renewables guarantees that the clean energy you purchase is added to the power grid. When a renewable energy facility sends electricity to the grid, less electricity needs to be generated from fossil fuel plants. Those plants then burn less fuel and less pollution overall is generated. This includes not only CO2 emissions, but also many other pollutants such as SOx, NOx, mercury, and carbon monoxide. And, although your clean energy is mixed with energy from different sources, you are assured that each MWh of green energy purchased displaces the equivalent amount of brown power. As more RECs are bought, the renewable energy content of the electricity increases and an increased demand for RECs also spurs new renewable generating facilities.

The Baja Travesia is a 3-5 day expedition adventure event where teams of three use non-motorized means along with a map and compass to cross the Baja Peninsula. This year’s event will begin in San Felipe on March 24 and finish in Ensenada on March 28.

FT. CARSON TO HOST THE ARMY’S LARGEST SOLAR PROJECT

PRESS RELEASE, 10/15/2007

3 Phases Energy Services, LLC, SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc., and Morgan Stanley, will develop, engineer, install and finance a 2-megawatt (MW), ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array at Fort Carson, CO. When completed, this landmark PV project will cover nearly 12 acres at Fort Carson making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado.

The project will generate 3,200 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar power annually, reflecting the U.S. Army’s strong commitment to clean, renewable energy. “Using Colorado’s abundant sunshine and available federal land to continue charting a new course for our energy future made sense,” said Ft. Carson Utilities Manager Vince Guthrie, who was instrumental in bringing solar power to Fort Carson.

This project also represents one of the first major customer-sited projects to emerge from Colorado’s voter-led initiative to make the state a leading user of renewable energy. Governor Bill Ritter, who took office in January 2007, recently led a successful campaign to double the amount of renewable energy in the state’s renewable portfolio standard. By 2020, Colorado will get 20 percent of its power from renewable energy, including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal resources.

“The 2 MW solar project at Fort Carson represents the collaboration of seven major players, each of whom has played a decisive role in making this project a tremendous success,” said Erik Rothenberg, Managing Director at 3 Phases Energy. A California based developer of renewable energy projects, 3 Phases worked with Fort Carson to assemble the various pieces and partners to make this an economically viable project for the Army.

Two utilities and a federal power marketing agency cooperated in making the project possible. Xcel Energy will purchase the renewable energy credits (RECs) for 20 years under its Solar*Rewards program, which provides incentives for residential and commercial solar installations. The RECs will support Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard. Colorado Springs Utilities which provides services to Fort Carson will host the system on its grid. Under its power marketing authority, Western Area Power Administration’s Rocky Mountain Region will procure the power from the system on behalf of Fort Carson.

“Western is proud to support a federal customer in securing clean, reliable power at a fixed rate,” said Randy Manion, Manager of Western’s Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies Program. “We hope to use this model for other customers who are expressing interest in similar types of projects. It is a great way to expand the use of renewable energy while meeting the needs of many different parties.”

3 Phases Energy brought the best of the solar industry to build and finance this project. SunTechnics Inc., the largest global installer of solar systems, will design and construct the project which is expected to be completed in December? 2007. Florian Edler, CEO of SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. said “Our international and proven engineering expertise has been a critical factor in SunTechnics’ contribution to the Fort Carson project. Our ability to provide a customized renewable energy solution such as our unique output guarantee assures the maximum return on investment and enables us to make a difference for this high-profile project.”

3 Phases Energy selected Morgan Stanley Co. as the project investor and long term owner. “This project represents an example of successful collaboration between a developer, state and federal government, the US Army, utilities and financing community” added Edward Levin, a Vice President in the New York Global Structured Products Group of Morgan Stanley.

The ground-mounted solar array will consist of flat-plate, thin-film solar technology provided by First Solar, an Arizona company. The solar modules are warranted for 25 years and the plant can be expected to produce energy efficiently for up to 40 years.

“Reducing Fort Carson’s reliance on fossil fuels helps us build a sustainable energy future that is good for our bottom line, the environment, and national security,” said Vince Guthrie who oversees Fort Carson’s utilities and electric bills.

About Fort Carson
Fort Carson, the Army’s “Mountain Post,” located south of Colorado Spring, is home to the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, Headquarters for Division West, 1st U.S. Army, which is responsible for the training of all Reserve Component units west of the Mississippi River, and 10th Special Forces Group, among other U.S. Army units. It is one of the largest Army installations in the western United States.

About Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of power from hydroelectric power plants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the U.S. Department of Energy.

About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 600 offices in 31 countries. Morgan Stanley’s broad energy portfolio increasingly includes alternative and renewable energy financing, such as with SunPower, to encourage energy efficient technologies. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

THE HOLIDAY PIER LIGHTING IN MANHATTAN BEACH GOES GREEN!

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2007

This year Manhattan Beach’s holiday Pier Lighting will be greener thanks to 3 Phases Renewables (3PR), a local provider of renewable energy options.

3PR is providing 7,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to offset the energy used by the holiday lights used to decorate the pier in Manhattan Beach. This donation will prevent 14,686 lbs. of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, which is equivalent planting 6 acres of trees.

“We hope to inspire the residents and businesses of Manhattan Beach to help us build a sustainable future,” said Hans Isern, marketing manager for 3 Phases Renewables.

This year’s Pier Lighting takes place on Saturday, December 1st, from 4:30-6:30pm at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

GREEN SPONSOR OF ALTCAR EXPO

PRESS RELEASE, 09/2007

3 Phases Renewables is proud to be the Carbon Neutrality sponsor for the Second Annual Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo presented by the City of Santa Monica.

The AltCar Expo provides the public with an opportunity to test drive the latest in low and no-emission cars, which use technologies such as electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, fuel cells and ethanol for power. The Expo will also help educate its participants in the available sustainable lifestyle choices and their immediate positive impact on air quality, health, and the environment, thereby strengthening our community’s commitment to sustainability and reducing dependence on foreign oil.

3 Phases Renewables is happy to work with the City of Santa Monica in being a part of the renewable energy solution. All of the electricity usage for the event will be offset by 3 Phases Renewables, making the event powered completely by renewable energy. 3 Phases Renewables will also launch their new online carbon calculator at the event. The calculator will provide a simple way for individuals to compute the amount of carbon their activities produce, as well as a quick assessment of how to offset these personal carbon footprints. By providing an efficient way for individuals to calculate and offset their carbon emissions in one simple process, 3 Phases Renewables hopes to educate and inspire attendees to reduce their carbon emissions by participating in the Renewable Energy Certificates program.

The Expo will take place on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at Barker Hangar located in the Santa Monica Airport and is free to the public.

SPIN OFF OF GREEN DIRECT IS A GO

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2007

Pursuing new opportunities in the renewable energy marketplace, 3 Phases Energy Services LLC’s Green Direct division has spun off from the parent company and will operate as 3 Phases Renewables, LLC. Mike Mazur, who founded 3 Phases Energy Services in 1994, will manage 3 Phases Renewables’ direct access business in California’s deregulated market. Erik Rothenberg will continue as Managing Director of 3 Phases Energy Services, LLC.

In addition, 3 Phases Renewables will continue to provide value-added wholesale green power marketing and scheduling, distributed generation development, and related consulting services to its renewable energy-minded clients. According to Mr. Mazur: “The growth of 3 Phases Energy Services and changes in the energy market over the past few years brought success and new challenges, which require more flexibility in addressing dynamics in the marketplace. The pace of adapting and addressing the changes and new opportunities for growth prompted these necessary steps, allowing the 3 Phases’ entities to move their business segments forward. The spin-off of 3 Phases Renewables will enable each company and its staff to concentrate on its specific areas of expertise in an efficient manner.”

UNIVERSITY AWARDS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ENERGY CONTRACTS TO ENHANCE EXISTING GREEN INITIATIVES

PRESS RELEASE, 01/2007

Penn State University will purchase green power to meet 20% of its electrical energy needs for the next five years, up from its previous commitment of 5%. Under a new set of contracts, the university will purchase 83.6 million kWh of green power annually, including Pennsylvania-based wind energy from Community Energy, Inc., national wind and biomass energy from 3 Phases Energy Services, and low-impact certified hydroelectric power from Sterling Planet, Inc. The university was able to increase its green power purchases by negotiating a lower average purchase price; the new contracts carry an average price of 0.5¢/kWh compared to 1.4¢/kWh under its previous wind energy contract.

WELLS FARGO COMMITS TO LARGEST-EVER CORPORATE PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN U.S.

PRESS RELEASE, 10/2006

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company with $500 billion in assets, announced that it is purchasing 550 million kWh of wind energy annually, thus becoming the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The purchase will offset 40% of the company’s overall electricity use with Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied by 3 Phases Energy. The three-year purchase agreement began on October 1.

SAFEWAY APPLAUDS CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE ON NEW LAW CURBING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

SAFEWAY INC., 09/27/2006

Safeway Inc. announced a renewal of its green power purchase agreement with 3 Phases Energy. Under the agreement, Safeway will purchase 174 million kWh of wind energy over two years, making it the largest corporate purchaser of wind energy in California. The purchase covers the entire electricity needs of Safeway’s corporate headquarters campuses in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, its San Francisco stores, and its 269 U.S. fuel stations.

FEDERAL AGENCIES AND CITY UTILITY ANNOUNCE PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES

GAZETTE.COM, 09/2006

The Western Area Power Administration announced that it coordinated renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases by five federal agencies totaling 236 million kWh over five years. The RECs will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services from wind, biomass and geothermal projects located in California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon and South Dakota. The purchases will help the agencies meet federal renewable energy use goals set in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The agency purchases include:

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Denver (7 million kWh)
• Fort Lewis, Wash. (209.5 million kWh)
• NASA Ames Research Center, Calif. (12.3 million kWh)
• NASA Eastside Airfield, Calif. (4.1 million kWh)
• U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (2.75 million kWh)

Western also coordinated a 1.5 billion kWh, five-year purchase of renewable energy by Colorado Springs Utilities, which will be used to comply with the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirement. Under this agreement, Community Energy, Inc. will supply RECs from wind energy and other renewable projects located primarily in California, Kansas and Nebraska.

EPA BECOMES FIRST FEDERAL AGENCY TO BE POWERED 100% GREEN

US EPA, 09/2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become the first federal agency to purchase renewable energy for 100% of its annual electricity needs. EPA recently signed a 13-month contract with 3 Phases Energy Services for more than 100 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs), bringing total agency green power purchases to nearly 300 million kWh. The latest RECs purchase involves more than 190 EPA facilities nationwide and supports the development of wind farms in California, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

COLDWATER CREEK MAKES COMPANYWIDE CONVERSION TO RENEWABLE ‘GREEN’ ENERGY

PR NEWSWIRE, 08/2006

Coldwater Creek, a national women’s apparel retailer, announced a commitment to purchase renewable energy for all of the electricity used at its headquarters, distribution center, customer contact centers, and retail stores across the nation. Under a contract with 3 Phases Energy Services, the company will buy more than 217 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) representing wind-generated electricity over the next three years.

NORTHWESTERN BUYS ‘WIND POWER’ FOR 20 PERCENT OF POWER NEEDS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 04/13/2006

Northwestern University, a private institution with 14,000 students and campuses in Evanston and Chicago, IL, has signed a four-year agreement to purchase 40 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) each year, equal to 20% of the school’s total annual electricity needs. The RECs are Green-e certified and will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services from Midwestern wind farms, including the newly developed Weatherford Wind Energy Center in Custer County, OK. The RECs purchase makes Northwestern the second largest purchaser of renewable energy among the nation’s colleges and universities, according to the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

ROSEVILLE ELECTRIC GIVES THE GIFT OF CHOICE THROUGH ITS NEW COMMUNITY- BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTION, GREEN ROSEVILLE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 12/2005

Roseville Electric, the municipally owned utility of the City of Roseville, California, is offering a new Green-e certified renewable energy option to its residential and business customers. Under the Green Roseville program, customers can choose to meet 100% of their electricity needs with renewable energy at a rate premium of 1.5¢/kWh. The green power is supplied from wind (97.5%) and solar (2.5%) resources generated from newly constructed projects located in California, including solar projects in Roseville.

Customers can also choose to contribute 1¢/kWh to a special fund, the RE New Green Fund, to help underwrite the cost of new solar installations in Roseville. Additionally, a portion of the customer premiums collected for the Green Roseville program will go toward the RE New Green Fund. Roseville Electric is partnering with 3 Phases Energy Services to manage renewable energy purchases and marketing for the Green Roseville program, which replaces the utility’s RE Green Energy program offered since 2000

LIZ CLAIBORNE INC. ADOPTS PRANA NATURAL POWER INITIATIVE

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2005

Liz Claiborne Inc. announced the acquisition of prAna, a sportswear apparel and accessories company, and a commitment to join prAna’s Natural Power Initiative. Beginning this fall, Liz Claiborne will purchase approximately 25 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind energy facilities nationwide to offset 100% of the electricity consumption of its New Jersey headquarters campus.

prAna launched its Natural Power Initiative earlier this fall, purchasing RECs to offset the electricity needs of its headquarters, 250 of its retailers, and all residences of its full-time employees. Under an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services, prAna will purchase 16.5 million kWh of Green-e certified wind energy certificates in 2006. Eventually, prAna plans to purchase wind power for its entire North American dealer base of approximately 1,000 retail partners as well as its contracted U.S.-based sewing facilities.

EPA, DOE AND CRS ANNOUNCE 2005 NATIONAL GREEN POWER AWARD WINNERS

PR NEWSWIRE, 10/24/2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) honored a group of organizations committed to advancing the development of green power markets in the United States. The annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing leading national green power purchasers and suppliers, were presented on October 24 at the Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference in Austin, Texas.

EPA and DOE presented awards for green power purchasing to 29 organizations. The highest honor in purchasing, the Green Power Partner of the Year Award, was presented to HSBC North America, Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Air Force and WhiteWave Foods Company. Additional Purchaser Award winners included: Alameda County, California; Aspen Skiing Company; the Atlantic Golf division of the Brick Companies; Dagoba Organic Chocolate; FedEx Express Oakland, California Hub Facility; City of Fresno, Calif.; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Harvard University; the Hyatt Regency Dallas and the Hyatt Regency Dallas-Fort Worth; Mohawk Fine Papers; Safeway Inc.; St. Francis Winery and Vineyard; Starbucks Coffee; The University of Minnesota, Morris; the City of Vallejo, Calif.; Western Washington University; Whole Foods Market – Rocky Mountain Region; and the World Bank Group.

Seven awards were also presented to organizations demonstrating notable success in marketing and encouraging green power program participation. The highest honor, Green Power Program of the Year, was presented to Austin Energy’s Green Choice Program for the second consecutive year. Other Supplier Award winners included 3 Phases Energy; Enel North America, Inc.; Florida Power & Light; PacifiCorp’s Blue Sky Program; PECO WIND and Community Energy; and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
CRS presented Green Power Market Development Awards to organizations and individuals showing leadership in building and shaping the market for renewable energy. Recipients included 3 Phases Energy, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Blair Swezey of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

SAFEWAY FINDING ANSWER IN THE WIND

PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL, 10/14/2005

Safeway, one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, announced that it will purchase renewable energy to power the company’s 270 fuel stations in the United States, its 15 stores in San Francisco, and the Safeway corporate campuses in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, California. Under an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services, Safeway will purchase 78 million kWh of wind energy annually, thus becoming California’s largest buyer of renewable energy and one of the nation’s largest buyers of green power.

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EPA PROCURES GREEN POWER FOR MULTIPLE FACILITIES

PR NEWSWIRE, 08/2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has entered into contracts to purchase another 26.3 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for its Chelmsford, Edison, Fort Meade, and Richmond laboratories and its Chicago Regional Office.

Under a three-year contract with Select Energy, EPA will purchase 9 million kWh of RECs from new wind farms in North and South Dakota and Wyoming to meet the needs of its Chelmsford and Edison laboratories. For its Richmond laboratory, the agency signed a three-year agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services for 1.9 million kWh of RECs sourced from wind energy projects in California. Finally, EPA entered into a one-year agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative for 15.4 million kWh of RECs from wind farms in North and South Dakota for the Fort Meade lab and the Chicago Regional Office.

With these new contracts, EPA now purchases green power to serve more than 80% of its electricity needs nationwide.

UC, CSU SIGN GREENER ENERGY CONTRACT

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN, 06/23/2005

The University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase renewable energy for 15% of their electricity needs. Under a six-month contract with APS Energy Services, UC and CSU will purchase 39,000 MWh and 34,000 MWh, respectively, of renewable energy certificates consisting of wind (86%) and landfill gas (14%) resources. The RECs will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy Services under a wholesale agreement with APS Energy Services.

The purchase stems in part from UC’s policy on Green Building Design and Clean Energy Standards, which was adopted in July 2003 to increase sustainability system-wide. At CSU, the announcement comes on the heels of a two-year campaign run by university students and Greenpeace to encourage CSU to adopt a comprehensive clean energy and sustainability policy. The university is currently drafting a policy that will include standards for energy conservation, clean energy generation, clean energy purchasing, and sustainable building design.

CALIFORNIA UTILITY USES GREEN-E CERTIFIED RENEWABLE ENERGY TO MAKE SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRICITY “POLLUTION FREE” FOR A DAY

THE CENTER FOR RESOURCE SOLUTIONS, 06/2005

The Center for Resource Solutions announced that Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) purchased enough Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with San Francisco’s electricity use on June 5. The purchase was made to honor the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 Conference, which was hosted in San Francisco from June 1-5.

To make San Francisco’s electricity use “carbon neutral” for the day, PG&E purchased 2.8 million kWh of RECs supplied from the 41-MW Edgeley Wind Farm in North Dakota through California-based marketer 3 Phases Energy Services.

EPA ANNOUNCES GREEN TAG PURCHASES FROM WIND, GEOTHERMAL SOURCES

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 01/2005

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has committed to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) for its regional offices and science and technology laboratories in Kansas City (KS), Denver and San Francisco. Under two separate three-year contracts, EPA will purchase more than 17 million kWh of RECs annually—the equivalent of the total electricity needs of these facilities.

Under a contract with Aquila Inc., EPA will purchase RECs from the Colorado Green Wind Project in Prowers County, CO, for its Denver-based facilities and the Gray County Wind Project near Montezuma, KS, for its Kansas-based facilities. EPA also has an agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services to supply its San Francisco Regional Office with RECs from The Geysers geothermal energy facility in Middletown, CA.

Western Area Power Administration managed the solicitation and provided contracting services for the procurements, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provided technical support. EPA purchases more than 229 million kWh of green power annually for 23 laboratories and offices, which represents about 79% of its electricity needs nationally.

For more information on green tags and renewable energy, visit EPA’s Green Power Web site.

THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE A TOTAL OF 7.7 MILLION KWH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES (RECS) ANNUALLY FOR THREE LABORATORIES IN MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN, AND NEVADA.

PRESS RELEASE, 04/2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into agreements to purchase a total of 7.7 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually for three laboratories in Minnesota, Michigan, and Nevada. Under a three-year contract with QVINTA, Inc., EPA will purchase 2.35 million kWh of RECs for its Duluth, MN laboratory sourced from wind facilities located in Dodge Center, MN. In addition, EPA has entered into a three-year agreement with 3 Phases Energy Services to purchase 4.65 million kWh of RECs for its Las Vegas, NV laboratory sourced from wind farms located in California’s San Gorgonio Pass and 700,000 kWh of RECs for its Grosse Ile, MI laboratory sourced from a landfill gas generating facility in Lenox, MI.

EPA PROCURES GREEN POWER FOR ITS ATHENS, GA REGIONAL LABORATORY AND ITS ATLANTA REGIONAL OFFICE

PRESS RELEASE, 03/2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is purchasing green power for two Georgia-based facilities. Under a three-year agreement between the Defense Energy Support Center (on behalf of EPA) and 3 Phases Energy Services, EPA will purchase 11.2 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually to supply its Region 4 Office Building in Atlanta and its Science and Ecosystem Support Division Laboratory in Athens. The RECs will be supplied from landfill gas generating facilities located in Kentucky and North Carolina.
Including this procurement, EPA now purchases a total of about 122.5 million kWh of green power annually, which is equivalent to 44% of the electricity consumed at all EPA facilities nationwide.

KINKO’S INCREASES GREEN POWER USE NEARLY 80 PERCENT WITH AGREEEMENTS IN FOUR NEW STATES

PRESS RELEASE, 10/2004

Kinko’s, Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements to expand its green power purchases by 80%. Under a contract with 3 Phases Energy Services, the company will purchase 13.9 million kWh of biomass energy certificates for 45 retail stores in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In addition, Kinko’s has entered into agreements with utilities in South Carolina, Wyoming, and Colorado to purchase green power for another 20 branches. With these new agreements, the company now purchases a total of 27 million kWh of green power annually for more than 25% of its retail stores spanning 18 states.

EPA GOES GREEN WITH 3 PHASES ENERGY FOR HOUSTON REGIONAL OFFICE

PRESS RELEASE, 09/2003

3 Phases Energy Services announced that it has signed a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to supply EPA’s Region 6 Houston Laboratory with wind energy certificates procured from the 204-MW New Mexico Wind Energy Center. The certificate purchase amounts to 10 million kWh over a three-year period.

PACIFIC POWER SELECTS 3 PHASES ENERGY TO PROVIDE OREGON RENEWABLES

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2003

Pacific Power announced that it has selected 3 Phases Energy Services to provide renewable energy supply and marketing services for the utility’s Renewable Usage and Habitat green energy options starting Jan. 1, 2004. According to the utility, the new three-year agreement will improve upon the current products by increasing the amount of new and local renewable energy sources, including wind energy, biomass and a small amount of solar energy. The majority of the wind energy will be supplied from the Stateline wind project located along the Oregon and Washington border.
The product pricing will remain the same at 0.78¢/kWh above the utility’s normal rate. The Habitat plan also includes an automatic $2.50 monthly donation to the Pacific Salmon Watershed Fund, which is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of native salmon habitat. Pacific Power and 3 Phases plan to offer facility tours and provide enhanced information on the renewable energy projects to help build customer participation.

CITY OF PALO ALTO UTILITIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM POSTS IMPRESSIVE LAUNCH

PRESS RELEASE, 08/2003

Just nine weeks after unveiling its new Palo Alto Green program, the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced that 940 community members, or 3.4% of the utility’s residential and business customers, have enrolled in the program. Participating customers purchase energy generated from wind and solar resources at an additional cost of 1.5¢/kWh. 3 Phases Energy Services, a California-based renewable energy company, helped develop the program and manages the renewable energy purchases on behalf of the City.

LARGEST CALIFORNIA AGRI-BUSINESS COMMITS TO RENEWABLE POWER

PRESS RELEASE, 07/2003

3 Phases Energy announced that Lundberg Family Farms, a Sacramento-based farm and packager of natural and organic rice products, will purchase green power for 100% of the electricity used to run its milling, processing, and packaging operations. Under the agreement with 3 Phases, the farm will purchase 4.4 million kWh per year of wind energy certificates supplied from the Stateline and Klondike wind energy facilities in Oregon. Lundberg Family Farms is a member of the EPA Green Power Partnership.

CITY OF PALO ALTO UTILITIES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH 3 PHASES ENERGY SERVICES TO LAUNCH NEW WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY OFFERING, PALO ALTO GREEN

PRESS RELEASE, 05/2003

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is launching a new renewable energy offering for its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The new product, known as Palo Alto Green, will consist of 100% renewable energy sourced from newly constructed wind turbine located within the western power system and new California-based solar photovoltaic projects. The city is teaming with 3 Phases Energy Services to develop the offering and manage the renewable energy purchases. The new product will be Green-e certified.

GREEN-E CERTIFIES 3 PHASES GREEN CERTIFICATE

PRESS RELEASE, 12/2002

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that it has certified the tradable renewable certificate (TRC) product of 3 Phases Energy Services, a Manhattan Beach, California-based company. The company offers green certificates supplied from new wind resources for approximately 2.5¢/kWh. The charge is in addition to a customer’s monthly electric utility bill. The certificates can be purchased on a monthly or annual basis. The company’s Web site includes an “environmental footprint calculator” with which potential customers can calculate the number of certificates that would be required to offset the carbon emissions associated with an individual’s annual household energy use and transportation requirements.

3 Phases is also a registered energy service provider in California where it markets power generated from existing and new renewable energy sources to business customers.