NYSEG and RG&E Customers Request Wind Energy

As of the end of 2006, 9,300 NYSEG customers have signed up to purchase wind-generated electricity through a program the company began offering in August 2002 in partnership with Community Energy Inc. NYSEG and RG&E are subsidiaries of Energy East Corporation.

The number of customers participating in the NYSEG program increased more than 200% from 2005 to 2006. These NYSEG customers are expected to use 33.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy in 2007. At RG&E nearly 3,000 customers have enrolled in the wind energy program the company began offering in April 2004. The number of customers participating in the RG&E program is also up significantly over 2005. These RG&E customers are expected to use 19.5 million kWh of wind energy in 2007. “The wind energy programs at NYSEG and RG&E are a natural fit with our commitment to do all that we can to protect the environment,” said Jim Laurito, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “We are pleased to be able to offer this environmentally friendly, renewable energy option to our customers.”
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