January 2005 - Waverly Light and Power (WL&P), a municipal electric utility serving 4,300 customers in northeast Iowa, has developed an additional green pricing option for its customers. Under its Green Power Choice program, customers can make contributions to support the development of renewable energy sources in Waverly. The minimum contribution is $2 per month and all contributions are tax deductible.
Since 2001, WL&P has been selling wind power certificates under its Iowa Energy Tags program. Each "Tag" represents 2,500 kWh of wind power output and is priced at $50, or 2.0¢/kWh. The tags are sourced from three wind turbines owned and operated by the utility—one 900-kW turbine located north of Waverly and two 750-kW turbines located near Alta, Iowa. Revenues from the certificate sales will be used to develop additional wind projects.
Waverly Contact: Cara Jensen (319) 352-6252 x127