Roanoke, Va.-based Appalachian Power is offering Virginia retail customers an opportunity to support the renewable generation of energy by voluntarily participating in a new green pricing option.
Virginia customers can now purchase blocks of green energy, such as wind, hydro, solar and biomass. Each block is equivalent to 100 kWh of renewable energy.
‘This is a great opportunity to support renewable energy, and we are pleased to make the green pricing option available to our customers in Virginia,’ says Dana Waldo, Appalachian Power's president and chief operating officer.
Customers may participate by establishing an automatic monthly purchase agreement with the company at a cost of $1.50 per block. They will be able to purchase one or more blocks for each billing period and have the option to purchase an amount equal to the total amount of electricity they use monthly.
The cost to purchase green energy blocks is in addition to a customer's regular monthly electric bill and will be reflected as a separate line item on the bill.
The green pricing option is available to residential, commercial and industrial customers.
SOURCE: Appalachian Power