September 2009 - Allegheny Power, an investor-owned utility serving over 1.5 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, announced that the customers of Westmoreland County, Penn. will now have an option to purchase wind energy in 100 kWh blocks at a cost of 2.5¢/kWh above the standard rate, or $2.50 per block. The utility offers the program in partnership with Community Energy Inc., a wind energy developer and marketer located in Radnor, Penn. The utility's voluntary Allegheny Renewable Energy Program is sourced from renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind farms in the MidAtlantic and Midwest, with at least 20 percent of the wind generated in Pennsylvania.
Additional Information - Allegheny Renewable Energy Program
August 2008 - Allegheny Power, the electric delivery subsidiary of Allegheny Energy, Inc., announced today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved Allegheny’s request to offer a voluntary wind energy program to its electric customers in the state.
In conjunction with its Watt Watchers energy conservation campaign, Allegheny has partnered with Community Energy, Inc. to implement and market the program. The program allows residential, commercial and industrial customers the option to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) at an additional monthly charge. The credits can be purchased in blocks of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month at a cost of 2.5¢/kWh, or $2.50 per block. Customers will soon receive informational inserts and enrollment forms with their electric bills.
News Release - Allegheny Energy’s Pennsylvania Wind Energy Program Approved
Allegheny Energy Contact: Doug Colafella, 724-838-6387
November 2007 - Allegheny Power announced that it has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to offer a wind energy program to its customers in the state. Under the proposed program, consumers could purchase green power sourced from wind farms located in Pennsylvania and other areas of the country. Residential, commercial and industrial customers will be able to participate in the program at various levels, with costs starting at $2.50 per month above standard electricity rates. Allegheny Power will partner with Community Energy Inc. to implement and market the program.
News Release - Allegheny Power Seeks Pennsylvania Authorization for Wind Energy Program