March 2000 - After several months of competition with little customer switching, New Jersey customers finally have some green power choices. Conectiv Energy is offering two renewable energy products to customers in the service territory of Conectiv Power Delivery. And GreenMountain.com, which already serves 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and California, announced that it, too, will begin offering two green power options in the Garden State.
Both Conectiv products are Green-e certified. Natures Power 100 is a 100% renewables blend made up of power produced from landfill methane and from a number of small hydroelectric facilities, all located in Virginia. Natures Power 50 is generated from 50% conventional resources and 50% renewable resources25% from biomass and 25% from small hydroelectric facilities. Natures Power 100 is priced about 10% higher than the "price to compare" while Natures Power 50 costs about the same as staying with the default provider. The two products are also available to business customers at a 2% price premium for the 50% renewables product and a 10% premium for the 100% renewables product.
The two Greenmountain.com products are EcoSmart, containing 50% large hydro, 49% natural gas, and 1% new renewables, and EnviroBlend, containing 50% large-scale hydro and 50% renewable energy sourcesabout 4% of the renewable power will come from the companys 10.4-MW Pennsylvania wind project scheduled for completion later this spring. The EnviroBlend product is Green-e certified.
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Conectiv Energy Contacts: Joan Nowak (302) 224-7412; Steve Huntoon (610) 238-4460
Greenmountain Contact: Kevin Ellis (802) 846-6163