Friday, June 19, 2009

CWLP OFFERING GREEN ENERGY PURCHASE PROGRAM

Average residential customer can be 100% green for $8 month.

Mayor Tim Davlin announced a new program, ‘Renewable Choice,’ a program to provide City Water, Light and Power customers with a way to neutralize the environmental impact of their monthly energy usage by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

“This program gives everyone a way to address climate change in a practical and measurable manner,” said CWLP General Manager Todd Renfrow. “For a few dollars a month any CWLP customer that chooses to be green can invest in renewable energy sources right through their utility bill.”

Through this program, customers can purchase RECs in 200 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks of renewable resources through their monthly CWLP bill.

“CWLP’s current investment in wind energy represents 20% of our community’s native load,” Renfrow said. “Renewable Choice allows our customers who want to be 100% green to exceed the 20% level by purchasing these additional blocks of renewable wind and solar credits.”

A 200 kWh block, the minimum purchase for this program, is priced at $2. The typical residential CWLP customer uses 800 to 1,000 kWh per month and can, on average, have an account representing 100% renewable investment for an additional $8 per billing cycle. Five 200 kWh blocks is equal to one REC. All purchases will be billed and appear on the customer’s monthly CWLP electric bill.

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