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Anaheim Offers Green Power Options

May 2004 - Anaheim Public Utilities, the municipal utility of Anaheim, CA, offers its roughly 100,000 residential and business customers two green power options. Under the utility's Green Power For The Grid program, customers can purchase 100-kWh blocks of green power for an additional $1.50 per month, or 1.5¢/kWh. Residential customers can sign up to purchase up to 3 blocks of green power each month. Business customers must purchase a minimum of 10 blocks, with a maximum of 30 blocks. To supply the program, Anaheim purchases 6 MW of wind energy from the 146-MW High Winds Energy Center in Solano County, CA, and plans to purchase the output from a 13.4-MW landfill gas generation facility to be constructed in Valencia, CA in 2005.

Under its Sun Power For the Schools program, Anaheim customers can make monthly contributions toward the purchase, installation, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems at city schools. Residential customers can contribute in increments of $1.50, while the minimum contribution for business customers is $15 per month. Monies collected through the program pay 60% of the PV system costs, while the utility and participating schools split the remaining cost. The schools are responsible for the design, purchase and installation of the solar systems. Three schools are currently participating in the program. Customers participating in one or both programs must agree to enroll for a minimum of six months.

Anaheim Contact: Mariann Long (714) 765-4251



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