Select Energy has formed a strategic alliance with Community Energy, a marketer and developer of emission-free wind power-generated electricity. As a result of the agreement, business electric customers in upstate New York can secure environmentally-friendly power as part of their overall power supply.Berlin, Connecticut – April 14, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] “More businesses are exploring ways to make environmentally-conscious choices in their energy sources. We offer the opportunity to secure competitively-priced, reliable power with a ‘green’ component that’s tailored to meet the customer’s needs,” said Stephen J. Fabiani, Select Energy’s vice president of retail sales and marketing. “Today’s successful companies and institutions know the importance of being good neighbors and responsible partners with their communities.” According to Community Energy’s president and chief executive officer Brent Alderfer, Select Energy allows interested businesses and organizations to invest in the future while making a difference today. “The supply source for NewWind Energy starts and ends right here at home, not halfway around the world. That choice means cleaner air, economic spending at home, and increased energy security – and it’s industry leaders like Select Energy that are making it happen,” said Alderfer. Community Energy supplies wind energy from wind farms located in Fenner and Wethersfield, New York. Select Energy’s regional office in Syracuse, New York, is offering NewWind Energy to its customers in addition to electricity and natural gas. According to Annette Durnack, regional vice president, Select Energy now offers customers volume-discount pricing according to the amount and length of their wind power contracts. Select’s current marketing efforts are focused initially on Niagara Mohawk’s customer territory; however, customers throughout New York State can now purchase wind power from Select Energy. Select Energy and Community Energy currently provide NewWind Energy to the U.S. General Services Administration at the Binghamton (NY) Federal Building, the first federal site to be powered entirely by wind-generated electricity. Compared to the average generation mix in New York’s wholesale electric spot market, the Binghamton Federal Building’s wind purchase is estimated to offset annually approximately 772,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, a leading cause of global warming.