Community Energy, Inc. Announces Launch of CTCleanEnergyOptions
The nation's leading wind energy supplier, Community Energy, Inc. (CEI), announced the availability of NewWind Energy® to Connecticut consumers through the CTCleanEnergyOptions program; a voluntary new program being offered statewide to all electric customers in the Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating service territories.
CTCleanEnergyOptions enables residents to choose clean, domestic energy for their home or business - produced by resources such as new wind power and landfill gas. CEI's product allows Connecticut residents to make a difference with their purchase. Elizabeth Vitale, of Hartford, CT noted: "I want to see more focus on developing alternative energy sources, and signing up for it for our home is one way to support those efforts. If everyone did their part, we'd all have a healthier neighborhood - and planet - to live in."
Commercial and residential customers, such as Vitale, who sign up for CTCleanEnergyOptions will be supporting the development of new clean energy resources in the Northeast region. CEI's New England Director, Jeff Keeler, said: "We are proud to work with the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Light & Power, United Illuminating and the Connecticut environmental community to bring a clean energy option to all Connecticut consumers. The more customers who sign up for Community Energy's CTCleanEnergyOptions offering, the more wind energy will be built in the Northeast."
CEI was chosen through a competitive bid process by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to offer a clean energy product through the CTCleanEnergyOptions program that is high in new, emission-free wind energy content and yet still affordable for Connecticut consumers. CEI's offering is composed of 50% NewWind Energy® and 50% Landfill Gas from sources in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region and will cost just 1.1 cent per kilowatt hour more than standard electric service for the 100% of usage offering or 0.55 cents per kilowatt hour extra for the 50% of usage offering. Based on the average Connecticut monthly usage of 600 kilowatt-hours per month, participating in CTCleanEnergyOptions with CEI would cost the average customer as little as $3.30 per month.