FirstEnergy announced that customers of its Ohio utility companies — Ohio Edison, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, and Toledo Edison — can now support the development of alternative energy sources through the company's new "Green Resource Program." Under the program, customers may purchase renewable or alternative energy in 100-kWh monthly increments for $0.50, or a premium of 0.5¢/kWh over standard electricity rates. Participating customers must purchase a minimum of 200-kWh or two alternative energy "blocks" each month. To supply the program, FirstEnergy is procuring renewable energy certificates (RECs) derived from renewable and alternative energy sources such as: wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass co-firing of agricultural crops and all energy crops, hydro (as certified by the Low Impact Hydro Institute), incremental improvements in large scale hydro, waste coal, coal mine methane, landfill gas, biogas digesters, biomass co-firing of all woody waste, including mill residue but excluding painted or treated lumber.
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