October 2012 - Buckeye Power, an Ohio-based generation and transmission cooperative, offers the EnviroWatts® green power program to its 25 distribution electric cooperatives that collectively serve more than 380,000 homes and businesses. Under the EnviroWatts program, residential and business members of participating cooperatives can purchase 100-kWh blocks of EnviroWatts for $2 per block. Larger quantity purchases are also available with pricing varying depending upon quantity purchased. Energy generated for this program comes from a varied portfolio of renewable products including wind, solar, bio-digesters and landfill methane gas. All revenue generated from sales of EnviroWatts is used to purchase electricity produced from renewable sources.
Buckeye Power Contact: Teresa Staats, 614-430-7844
January 2003 - Owen Electric Cooperative and its power supplier East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) have announced plans to build the first landfill gas electric generating plant in Kentucky. The 3.2-MW facility is planned for the Bavarian Landfill in Walton, Kentucky and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the spring of 2003. The project output will serve retail customers participating in the EnviroWatts green power program through which customers can purchase 100-kWh blocks of green power for an additional $2.75 per month. EnviroWatts is also offered by several other cooperatives that purchase power from EKPC, including Inter-County Energy, Blue Grass Energy Cooperative, and Clark Energy.
News Release - Co-ops Announce Plans To Build State's First Landfill Gas Plant
July 2002 - East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative serving 16 distribution utilities in Kentucky, is offering a green power option, EnviroWatts, to its member cooperatives. Currently, three of the member distribution cooperatives, Owen Electric, Blue Grass Energy and Inter-County Energy are participating in the program, offering EnviroWatts to their residential and business customers at an extra cost of $2.75 per 100-kWh block, or 2.75¢/kWh. Clark Energy plans to offer the product later this summer. Currently, EKPC is purchasing power from a landfill gas project owned by Wabash Valley Power Association in Indiana, but plans to build a new 2.4-MW landfill gas facility in northern Kentucky for future program supply.
Owen Electric Contact: Whitney Prather (800) 371-7612 ext. 3541
Blue Grass Contact: Donna Miller (859) 885-2107
EKPC Contact: Rudy Moeller (859) 744-4812