April 2000 - The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that three utility green pricing programs have qualified for accreditation under a new program that it administers. Wisconsin Electric, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Madison Gas & Electric were awarded the accreditation "by meeting or exceeding a series of stringent guidelines that include the use of renewable resources, appropriate product pricing and marketing, and customer education requirements." To maintain accreditation, the utilities will be required to undergo annual audits to document their green power sales to customers. According to CRS, a combined three million customers can now purchase green power in the regulated markets served by these three utilities.
News Release - First Class of Utilities Gain National Recognition for Green Energy Programs
News Release - Wisconsin Electric Recognized for Renewable Energy Commitment; Energy for Tomorrow Program Among First to Receive National Accreditation