May 2001 - Salt River Project (SRP), an Arizona-based public utility serving 727,000 customers, announced a new green pricing program called Earthwise Energy, which allows customers to purchase 100-kilowatt-hour blocks of renewable energy for an additional $3.00 per month. The power will be supplied from landfill gas and solar facilities. Since the official program launch on April 1st, more than 900 customers have elected to participate, enough to fully subscribe a recently constructed 200-kilowatt (kW) solar facility.
Combined with customers participating in the utility's Solar Choice program, which supports a 200-kW solar energy plant in Gilbert, more than 2,000 SRP customers are participating in the utility's renewable energy programs. SRP is phasing-out the Solar Choice program in favor of the new program but will continue to supply participating customers.
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SRP Contact: Lori Singleton (602) 236-3323