Bioenergy, Solar, Wind Power

Renewables Supplier Welcomes Electric Companies in Texas

One of the larger renewable energy suppliers in the United States will launch a new marketing campaign for its wind energy option in Texas in coming weeks.

AUSTIN, Texas (US) 2002-01-29 [SolarAccess.com] Green Mountain Energy is encouraged by the level of activity in Texas as the state enters a competitive market. It is encouraged by both the energetic entrance of new competitors and the increased marketing activity of existing companies and is optimistic that the Texas market will be vibrant and active, according to the company’s local president Gillan Taddune. It sent a gift to new market entrants, including Energy America and Gexa Energy, and existing providers such as The New Power Company, with baskets that included a framed photo of west Texas wind turbines and a GME lightbulb. The package also included a chili kit with hot sauce and a Texas flag and miniature cowboy hat. “Green Mountain Energy wanted to send to these companies a big Texas-style welcome to Texas and to the Electric Choice program,” says Taddune. “Deregulation is all about giving people choices.” GME moved from Vermont to Texas two years ago. The supplier began signing up Texas customers last April, and currently serves customers in TXU and Reliant service territories with a flat-rate wind power product. GME claims to be the largest residential provider of electricity generated from wind, solar, water, geothermal, biomass and natural gas. It sells electricity in states that have a competitively deregulated market, with half a million customers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.