Firm offers 100 percent wind power to residents, businesses
Restructured energy market opens options
For the Cumberland Times-News
ROCKVILLE — Allegheny Power customers now have the ability to buy wind power from Clean Currents, a leading clean energy company in the Maryland/DC area.
Customers in Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties are able to switch from buying utility standard offer energy to that of a competitive retail energy supplier. This enables them to both lower their winter energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint by buying wind power through Clean Currents.
The wind power, generated by wind farms across the U.S., is considered a clean, renewable energy. The average home is responsible for generating about 1,500 pounds of carbon dioxide each year using traditional coal and nuclear sources for electrical power. By switching to wind power, homeowners can erase that carbon footprint.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with homeowners in Western Maryland. Not only will switching to 100 percent wind power energy products help improve the environment, our wind power rates are competitive with Alleghany Power and there are no sign-up or switching fees,” said Kristi Neidhardt, Residential Green Power Program Manager at Clean Currents. “All customers need to do is call us or go online and provide some information from their current utility bill to help us help them make the switch. Customers will still have reliable energy service and only one electric bill to pay.”
As an added incentive to switch to wind power, Clean Currents offers communities, organizations, and faith-based organizations the opportunity to raise funds for environmental projects by encouraging members to make the switch.
The Green Neighborhood Effect Program registers groups and communities interested in participating. Members access the Clean Currents Web site to make the switch to wind power, and mention the group in the appropriate space in the registration form. Clean Currents will donate $10 for every household that switches to wind power before June 2010.
Residents of Western Maryland interested in switching to wind power and starting a “Green Neighborhood Effect” should visit www.cleancurrents.com or contact Kristi Neidhardt at (301) 754-0430, Ext. 712.