Community Energy, Pennsylvania’s leading clean energy supplier, launches first wind power option for Duquesne Light customers

RADNOR, PA — October 10, 2012 — Pittsburgh families can now buy 100 percent clean and renewable Pennsylvania-made wind and solar energy for less than the standard Duquesne Light rate, thanks to Community Energy, Inc, which announced its entry into the Pittsburgh market today. Today’s offering is the first and only 100 percent Pennsylvania-sourced renewable electricity option on the PAPowerSwitch website (www.PAPowerSwitch.com) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

“This is great news for all Pittsburghers,” said George Jugovic Jr., president and CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture). “Cleaning up the region’s air is vital to making the Pittsburgh area a thriving and inviting place to live, work, and play. Changing what kind of energy we use is step one to cleaner air – and we now have this great and cost-efficient way to make that happen. We can buy Pennsylvania-made wind and solar power, build local jobs and the economy, and save money, too. It’s a triple win!”

Community Energy (CEI) has been the leading supplier of Pennsylvania wind power for over 10 years. Founded in 1999 with the mission to ignite the market and build the supply of clean, fuel-free renewable electricity, CEI sold the first wind energy products in the state to commercial and institutional customers including Duquesne University and Giant-Eagle Supermarkets in the early 2000s. CEI developed and built many of the first wind and solar farms in the state and supplies renewable energy products to over 100,000 customers in 20 utility territories in the northeast.

This year, sister company Community Energy Solar built on CEI’s leadership on wind energy in the state by developing the largest solar power farm in the Commonwealth, the 6MW Keystone Solar Project in central Pennsylvania. Switching to locally-sourced renewable energy promotes energy security for the region, lowers heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, improves air quality, and stimulates the economy while building green jobs in your communities.

“Community Energy is pleased to offer Duquesne Light customers the opportunity to switch to 100 percent clean, locally-made electricity,” said Jay Carlis, Community Energy vice president. “Pittsburgh institutions joined us in leading renewable energy in the Keystone State over a decade ago. We are excited to now bring our clean energy option to residential customers.”

Over 1,800,000 Pennsylvania residents have already switched electricity suppliers since the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission announced deregulation in the state in January 2011. Pittsburgh residents looking to save money and support locally-sourced renewable energy generation in Pennsylvania can visit www.CommunityEnergyInc.com/PAWindandSolar to sign up and learn more about switching to Community Energy.

About Community Energy, Inc.

Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) has been leading renewable energy development since its founding in 1999. By launching the market for direct sales of renewable energy to retail electric customers, CEI first leveraged electric choice to build demand for new renewable projects, and went on to deliver wind energy at significant scale. CEI supplies renewable energy products to over 100,000 residential and commercial customers in the Northeast. In 2009, CEI expanded into solar project development, focusing on solar generation at both utility and customer scale in advancing solar markets. CEI continues to lead the industry by offering the full economic and environmental advantages of solar and wind energy to its array of customers and utility partners. CEI projects include the Bear Creek Wind Farm, a 24 megawatt project in built in 2006 in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the 6 megawatt Keystone Solar Project in Lancaster. For more information, visit www.CommunityEnergyInc.com.

Contact:
Jay Carlis 484-868-3699 or Jay.carlis@communityenergyinc.com

 

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