October 1998 - Green Mountain Energy Resources announced ground breaking for two new, 700-kW wind turbines in San Gorgonio Pass as a direct outcome of customers selecting it's Wind for the FutureSM green electricity product in California's retail electricity market. The turbines will be owned by PacifiCorp, which will provide the wind power to GMER. One of the two turbines will serve customers of Working Assets. Earlier this year, Working Assets endorsed GMER as its power provider of choice in California.
News Release - Green Mountain Energy Breaks Ground with Deregulation's First New Renewable Generation Source
March 1997 - Working Assets Green Power is a retail power marketing company. It has participated in the retail access pilot programs in New Hampshire and by Massachusetts Electric Company (MECo). In both cases, it offered customers a choice in electric power that did not depend on coal, nuclear energy, and Hydro-Quebec. The company's resource portfolio for the two states includes a mix of hydroelectric, oil burning, and natural gas generated electricity. The company also donates 1% of its electricity income to environmental groups in each state. In the MECo pilot, Working Assets offered green options to residential customers only, and captured 16.5% of residential customers (781 out of 4745). In a December 6, 1996, filing before the California Energy Commission, Working Assets suggested that the results are evidence that green options presented to consumers can create demand for renewable suppliers.
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