UGI Utilities Electric Division, which serves 62,000 electricity customers in Northeastern Pennsylvania, announced plans to offer an alternative energy program starting in early 2008. Under the program, consumers will be able to purchase renewable or alternative energy for 50% or 100% of their electricity needs. The utility is offering two resource blends: 1) a mix of the cleanest forms of electricity generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, landfill gas, biomass and geothermal; or 2) a mix of energy generated from sources such as wood pulp (byproducts of paper and wood processing), waste coal and solid waste. The first option will be sold
at a premium of 0.8¢/kWh above standard electricity rates, while the second option will cost an extra 0.6¢/kWh. The renewable and alternative energy sources used in the program are consistent with those eligible to meet the state's Alternative
Energy Portfolio Standard.
News Release - UGI announces electric generation rate changes and new options for 2008 - October 30, 2007 (PDF 24 KB) Download Adobe Reader
News Release - UGI Electric submits proposal to offer "green" options to customers - September 18, 2007 (PDF 152 KB) Download Adobe Reader