ABB_id2059
in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Nebraska-based utility Lincoln Electric System (LES) recently worked with Infogroup to conduct a survey of LES' residential customers in order to gauge interest in renewable energy.

The survey of over 400 adults concluded that customers want renewable power and are split in their interest in paying more for it. Seventy-six percent viewed renewable energy in a positive light, with 44% indicating that they were not willing to pay any increases associated with renewable energy. Of the 56% that were willing to pay more for renewable energy, 26% of them said they would pay $1 to $5 more per month.

"We hired Infogroup to do an independent analysis in order to make the survey as neutral as possible on any of the issues that were asked," says Marc Shkolnick, LES' manager of energy services. "The results give a strong indication of our customers' opinions on renewable energy and will help us keep these insights at the forefront as we shape future energy programs to engage the community."

LES, itself, has already indicated strong interest in renewable energy. In July, the utility signed a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables for the 100 MW Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm, located in Oklahoma. At the time, LES Administrator and CEO Kevin Wailes said he expects renewable resources to account for over 23% of the utility’s annual retail sales by 2016.






Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: AWEA Says Stable Policy Can Protect U.S. Wind Investment

Although the U.S. wind industry added more than four times the amount of wind in 2014 compared with 2013, predictable policy is needed to sustain its long-term success.


High Net-Worth Investors Claim 'All Of The Above' On Energy, Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015