in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Customer enrollment in the Green Generation program, a renewable energy option offered by Jackson, Mich.-based Consumers Energy, has reached 10,000 - up from 2,500 just over a year ago.

As of December 2006, the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy green power network ranked Xcel Energy No. 1 in green power customer participation, with 63,028 participants. We Energies ranked No. 10 with 15,823 participants.

Green Generation, which is certified by Green-e, allows customers to purchase a single block of renewable energy for $2.50 per month, or match a month's electricity use for an average cost of $12.00 to $14.00 per month, according to Consumers Energy.

Consumers Energy purchases some of its electricity for the program from two wind turbines near Mackinaw City, Mich. In addition, the company says it has entered into contracts with other wind-generation projects that are in various stages of development.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a long-time wind power advocate, recently made an effort to bring attention to the importance of a production tax credit extension.


Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

Last week, the Alberta Electric System Operator recorded new wind production peaks in the Canadian province - highlighting how well the grid integrated the renewable energy.


Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Navigant_id1983