Top-Ten Utility Green Power Programs
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ranked first for total number of customers. Its program has 87,000 participants, although about half are low-income customers signed up at no cost. Regarding percentages, Moorhead Public Service of Minnesota comes in first with 7% of its customers signed up. For new renewable power capacity, Austin Energy of Texas is first with 76.9 MW of wind and solar power installed. And there’s a three-way tie for lowest premium, with two California utilities — Roseville Electric and Sacramento Municipal Utility District — and the Texas-New Mexico Power Co. each charging customers just a penny more per kilowatt-hour for green power.
Publication date: 03/25/2002