Greensburg. Pa.-based Allegheny Power, the electric delivery subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., has received approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a request to offer a voluntary wind energy program to electric customers in the state.
In conjunction with a new Watt Watchers campaign, Allegheny has collaborated with Community Energy Inc. to implement and market the program.
The program allows residential, commercial and industrial customers the option to purchase blocks of 100 kWh, which will begin at $2.50 per block. Each block purchased represents an equal amount of wind energy that was generated and placed onto the power grid.
‘Renewable energy plays an important role in meeting our growing energy demands,’ says Paul Evanson, CEO of Allegheny Energy. ‘Our Pennsylvania customers now have the opportunity to support the development of electricity from wind farms located here and in other areas of the country.’
Allegheny Energy says it plans to announce the plan to customers through informational inserts and enrollment forms with their electric bills.
SOURCE: Allegheny Power