January 2001 - Green Mountain Energy Company officially entered the Connecticut market with the launch of Green Mountain Energy, a green power product containing electricity generated from wind and hydropower sources. Customers will pay 6.0¢/kWh for the new electricity product, a premium of 0.5¢/kWh to 1.0¢/kWh over standard offer rates. The purchase includes a "switch-back guarantee" and membership in the company's Power Perks rewards program "that is designed to both benefit customers and support the local community." The product is currently available to residential customers in the Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating service territories.
Green Mountain becomes the second green power marketer in Connecticut. The Hartford-based Connecticut Energy Cooperative offers green power generated from landfill gas, small hydro, and wind resources to residential customers in most parts of the state.
News Release - Green Mountain Energy Company Brings Cleaner and Renewable Energy to Connecticut Customers