Ohio Utility Selects Green Mountain Energy for RE

American Municipal Power-Ohio the Ohio-based nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for municipal electric systems, has selected Green Mountain Energy Company to be its Renewable Energy supplier for the new green pricing program it is offering to its 86 member communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan.

Columbus, Ohio – May 8, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The agreement is part of a new, nationwide program between Green Mountain Energy Company and Hometown Connections International to offer renewable electricity programs designed specifically for public power utilities. A subsidiary of the American Public Power Association (APPA), Hometown Connections partnered with Green Mountain Energy Company to develop customized green pricing electricity options for their customers. Eighty AMP-Ohio member communities in Ohio, three in Pennsylvania, two in West Virginia and one in Michigan – serving more than 380,000 total customers — can participate in the AMP-Ohio green pricing program. This will allow them to offer their residential and small business customers the opportunity to purchase renewable electricity called Nature’s Energy electricity from Green Mountain Energy Company. Beginning this week, AMP-Ohio representatives will start presenting information about the new, renewable program to public officials. Renewable Energy Option Consumers and small businesses in AMP-Ohio communities would be eligible to purchase renewable Nature’s Energy electricity if their local utility participates in the program. Once an eligible community joins the program, the local municipal electric system will begin marketing and offering Nature’s Energy electricity to its customers. Eligible customers will be able to sign up through the participating municipality. Customers purchasing the Nature’s Energy product will be contributing to the planned development of renewable generation assets. “This is a great opportunity for customers in our member communities to purchase electricity from renewable sources, providing additional diversity in their generation portfolio and contributing to the development of new Renewable Energy resources in the region in the near future,” said Marc Gerken, president of AMP-Ohio. “We are excited to join with Green Mountain Energy Company to grow the number of customers choosing reliable, renewable power and to expand the demand for renewables in the region.” Nature’s Energy electricity will cost approximately US$8 to US$10 more per month for the average customer and initially will be about 50 percent less polluting than typical regional system power. The renewable electricity service being offered to AMP-Ohio members will come from landfill gas and/or hydroelectric generators located in Ohio and neighboring states. Although the actual combination of renewables may vary from time to time, the electricity product is designed to ensure that it always will be less polluting than typical regional system power.
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