November 1999 - Roseville Electric, a municipal utility in northern California, plans to offer its customers a green power option. The Roseville City Council approved the green power plan in conjunction with a decision to phase in retail competition for all of its electricity customers by 2005.
Starting early next year, residential and business customers can choose to purchase renewable power to serve 50% or 100% of their electricity demand at an additional cost of 1.0¢/kWh. The green power will be a blend of geothermal and hydroelectric energy generated from existing utility-owned resources. As a member of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), Roseville owns a 3.6% share of a 200-MW geothermal facility at The Geysers and a 12% share of NCPA's 249 MW of hydro facilities. On average, a typical resident would pay an additional five to ten dollars per month for the green power option. Customers can also contribute funds to support new renewable resource development.
News Release - Council Takes Final Action On Customer Choice In Roseville - No longer online at www.rosevilleelectric.org
Roseville Contact: Carla Johannesen (916) 774-5567