October 2000 - Noting that market research "has suggested that consumers are interested in obtaining electricity produced by generation that is more environmentally friendly," Pepco Energy Services announced the availability of a "clean" electricity option for customers in Maryland's competitive electricity market. The company is offering PowerChoice Clean Electricity generated exclusively from natural gas that will have emissions "significantly below the regional average."
The incremental cost of the clean power product varies from about 1¢/kWh to 2¢/kWh more than standard offer service depending on a customer's distribution service territory and is being offered at a flat rate with no seasonal or time of use price fluctuations. Pepco Energy Services also plans to offer a "green" power product "that will reduce emissions even further by drawing at least 50 percent from renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal energy."
News Release - Pepco Energy Services' PowerChoice(R) First to Offer Maryland Consumers 'Clean' and 'Green' Electricity - No longer online at pepco.com
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