Duke Energy Indiana Continues to Help Customers "GoGreen" Aug. 3, 2009
PLAINFIELD, IND. -
The price of supporting green power has just gotten less expensive.
Duke Energy Indiana's voluntary "GoGreen" program will now give customers the ability to purchase a green alternative in 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks each month for only $2 per block, with a minimum purchase of two blocks. This is a reduction from the previous price of $2.50 per block. The environmental benefit of each $4 monthly purchase is approximately the same as not driving a car 500 miles.
This program offers a simple, convenient green option for customers who, through their monthly electric, bill want to contribute to a cleaner environment by supporting the purchase of certified green renewable energy certificates, or RECs. The RECs represent the renewable benefits of energy from renewable generation sources like wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric. At present, nearly 1,400 Duke Energy customers in Indiana have chosen to participate in this program, which was launched in 2006.
In addition to the minimum purchase of two initial blocks, or 200 kWh per month, customers have an option to purchase additional 100-kWh blocks at $2 per block through the GoGreen program.
"Renewable energy will only continue to rise in significance across the country," said Jim Stanley, president of Duke Energy Indiana. "Our program concentrates on promoting green opportunities for customers, which should provide additional encouragement for renewable development in Indiana, while giving our environmentally conscious customers an additional option for their electric service."
Customers can obtain more information by calling toll free 1-800-423-5401, or by visiting the company's Web site, www.duke-energy.com.
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide 6,500 megawatts of electricity capacity to approximately 775,000 customers, making it the state's largest electric supplier.
Duke Energy is the third largest electric power holding company in the United States, based on kilowatt-hour sales. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states -- North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky -- representing a population of approximately 11 million people.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.