March 2007 - Burbank Water & Power has developed a new green power offering for its residential and business customers. Under the Green Energy Champion program, customers can select from three commitment levels—Bronze, Silver, or Gold—priced at a rate premium of 2¢/kWh. For residential customers, the three commitment levels represent 15%, 37.5%, or 60% of monthly electricity use, respectively. Business customer purchases start at 3% and can be as high as 60%, depending on business size and the commitment level chosen. The renewable energy for the program will be supplied from generation sources either located within the city or delivered directly to city, and will be in addition to renewable energy that the utility already plans to purchase on behalf of all customers.
May 2004 - Burbank Water and Power (BWP), a municipal utility serving about 50,000 electricity customers in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, offers its residential customers a green power option. Under the Clean Green Support program, customers can purchase green power in the form of "green tickets" for 50% or 100% of the their monthly electricity needs. The cost for the 50% green power option is an additional $3 per month (about 1.2¢/kWh for the average residential consumer), while the cost for the 100% option is $5 (about 1¢/kWh, on average). There is no minimum enrollment period.
The Green Tickets—also known as renewable energy certificates—represent the environmental attributes of electricity generation from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biomass energy. BWP shops the open market for the best prices.
BWP Contact: Jeanette Meyer (818) 238-3562