PECO WIND Ranked Top 10 By Department of Energy
The US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced that PECO WIND is once again one of the nation's top ten green power programs for enrollment. The announcement is part of the DOE's annual ranking of leading utility green power programs.
"There are more than 600 utilities in the Unites States offering their
customers electricity generated from wind or solar energy, and being named
to the top ten is a great honor," said Denis O'Brien, president of PECO.
"PECO WIND is not just the Delaware Valley's flagship green energy program,
it is an award winning initiative that continues to make a difference to
our environment each and every day."
More than 34,000 customers have chosen to purchase PECO WIND, placing
it fifth on the DOE's list, last year PECO WIND was ranked seventh. Since
its launch in May 2004, PECO WIND has become the fastest growing green
power program in the country. The environmental benefit is the same as
planting about 11 million trees or not driving 145 million miles. Provided
through a partnership with wind energy marketer and developer Community
Energy, Inc., PECO WIND is a clean, environmentally-friendly wind power
option for customers.
"We are proud of the success the PECO WIND program has enjoyed - this
achievement is a tribute to all of our dedicated customers. PECO WIND
customers are building a clean energy future that creates jobs and a
healthy environment for the Delaware Valley and all Pennsylvanians," said
Brent Alderfer, president of Community Energy, Inc., PECO's wind energy
The first wind energy product offered by a utility in Pennsylvania, PECO WIND
is available to PECO's residential and business customers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties and is supplied by a new wind power facility in Waymart, PA, near the Poconos. PECO WIND is offered to residential customers in 100-kilowatt hour (kWh)
blocks for an additional monthly fee of about $2.54 per block, added directly to customers' monthly PECO bill.
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