Maine Interfaith Power & Light (MIP&L) announced that after just six months it has reached its goal of obtaining 1,000 green power customers in Maine. The non-profit organization and its renewable energy supplier, Maine Renewable Energy, are now selling 1 million kilowatt-hours of green power to customers each month. In addition, MIP&L announced that about 750 state agencies have committed to purchase green power in response to a goal set by Maine Governor John Baldacci earlier this year for state government facilities to buy at least 50% of their electricity from renewable power sources.
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MIP&L offers two green power options to electricity customers in Maine. The first product is a blend of power supplied from existing small hydro and wood-fired biomass plants located in Maine. Under the second option, customers can purchase "green tags" from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, which represent the environmental attributes of power generated from new solar and wind facilities in the Pacific Northwest.