Trend in low-cost wind blowing across Pennsylvania
Who would have ever thought that the most inexpensive form of energy would be a renewable one -- wind? But that is the case in Pennsylvania.
In 2011, a partnership between Citizen Power, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit supporting electricity consumers and the environment, and TriEagle Energy started a trend by offering a 100 percent renewable wind electricity plan backed by certified wind renewable energy certificates (REC) to residential customers. Similar plans are being offered by PECO and PPL. Citizen Power and TriEagle have expanded the program to commercial customers as well.
The plan was created in response to a reduction in prices of wind power generation technology, as well as the fact that low-priced wind alternatives for customers didn't exist.
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