July 2001 - The Lansing Board of Water and Light, a municipal utility serving 97,000 customers in and around Lansing, Michigan, announced that residential and business customers can now participate in its GreenWise Electric Power Program. Under the program, customers can purchase 250 kilowatt-hour blocks of green power for an extra $7.50 per month. Initially, power for the program will be supplied from a Lansing-based landfill gas facility and two small hydro facilities in Cheboygan County. Customers must subscribe for a minimum of three years.
News Release - "Go Green" with our new GreenWise Electric Power
August 1999 - The Lansing Board of Water and Light, a municipal utility serving 95,000 customers in and around Lansing, Michigan, has taken the first step in developing a green pricing program by issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for power generated from renewable resources. The power will be used to supply a program that the Board expects to offer beginning sometime in 2000. The utility has invited 15 companies to submit proposals by September 7, 1999 to supply between 25 and 750 MWh each month for a period of three years, enough power to serve between 45 and 1,300 residential customers. Lansing will consider purchasing up to 3,750 MWh per month depending on the level of customer participation.
BWL Contact: John Strickler (517) 702-6730