March 2002 - Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a leading supplier of personal computer processors and memory, has doubled its purchase of renewable energy from Austin Energy's GreenChoice program, making it the largest green power subscriber in the program and among the largest in the nation. AMD is now purchasing 24 million kWh of renewable energy annually or enough to power 2,000 average Austin homes year-round.
A key feature of the Austin program is that the green rate is fixed for 10 years, which is the duration of the utility's green power supply contracts, providing subscribers with a hedge against increases in the price of natural gas and other generation fuels. Austin Energy has power purchase contracts for the output of 59 wind turbines in West Texas and four landfill methane projects under development in Texas. More than 6,600 residential customers, 125 small business and 30 large companies currently participate in the program.
News Release - AMD Becomes Largest Subscriber Of Green Power From Austin Energy
Fact Sheet - AMD Austin, Texas: An Industry Leader in EPA's Green Power Partnership (PDF 276 KB) Download Acrobat Reader
Austin Energy Contact: Carol Harwell (512) 322-6562