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PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service offers renewable energy option

 

For Immediate Release on Thursday, December 12, 2019

 

Moorhead, MN – Moorhead Public Service will give customers the option to purchase 100 percent renewable electricity in 2020.

 

Currently 63 percent of the energy provided by Moorhead Public Service (MPS) already comes from renewable resources like wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants, according to MPS’ General Manager Bill Schwandt. With MPS’ new Bright Energy Choices program, customers can make their home or business 100 percent renewable by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates to offset the remaining 37 percent nonrenewable portion of their energy usage.

 

This is how Bright Energy Choices works: MPS’ wholesale power supplier, Missouri River Energy Services, will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, on behalf of participating MPS customers. RECs are proof that electricity was generated by qualifying renewable facilities – like wind and solar farms – and fed into the electric grid.

 

A premium of $.005, or one-half cent, per kilowatt-hour will be added to the 37 percent of participating customers’ energy usage each month. This percentage represents the non-renewable portion of the energy usage that will be offset by RECs. For an average homeowner using 900 kilowatt-hours per month, the additional cost per month will be about $1.67.

 

“We all want to be good stewards of our environment,” said MPS General Manager Bill Schwandt. “Bright Energy Choices lets MPS and our customers do that by supporting the development of additional renewable energy resources.”

 

For more information about Bright Energy Choices, call Moorhead Public Service at 218-477-8000.


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Please contact the following individuals for more information:

Dennis Eisenbraun, Energy Services Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218-477-8018

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Bill Schwandt, General Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8004

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