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Green Mountain Energy Launches in Pennsylvania

Posted: June 01, 2012

Nation’s leading green energy retailer begins service in Pennsylvania starting June 1, 2012

Philadelphia, PA – Green Mountain Energy, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy, today begins offering electricity service to Pennsylvania homes and businesses in the PECO and PPL service territories. Green Mountain Energy’s 15-year dedication to renewable energy offers customers a reliable, experienced green power partner and electricity products made from renewable energy sources that include wind, water and the sun. By expanding into the Pennsylvania market, Green Mountain Energy and its customers encourage further demand for renewable energy production and help reduce the demand for traditional fossil-fueled electricity, which causes pollution.

“Green Mountain Energy has been supplying renewable energy to retail customers longer than any other company and we’re excited to bring this experience to Pennsylvania where the demand and passion for cleaner energy is strong,” said John Holtz, Director of Market Development for Green Mountain Energy. ”Our knowledge and dedication towards renewable energy and innovation in ‘changing the way power is made’ sets us apart as a retail provider and we look forward to providing that value to the Pennsylvania communities we now serve.”

Positive Environmental Change Driven by Customers

In addition to the new Pennsylvania market, Green Mountain Energy serves hundreds of thousands of residential and business customers in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Oregon, including one of the company’s most famous customers, the Empire State Building. Green Mountain Energy also provides renewable energy certificates (RECs), carbon offsets and sustainable energy solutions to customers nationwide. For example, in February 2012, Green Mountain Energy proudly served as the green power provider of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.  

Green Mountain Energy is dedicated to providing renewable energy, and since inception its customers have avoided more than 19 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the equivalent of every house in Pennsylvania turning off its lights for two years.  Choosing renewable electricity products helps encourage the development of new pollution-free generation facilities around the country.  Green Mountain Energy customers’ demand has already helped spur the development of over 50 new wind and solar facilities across the U.S., including the first utility-scale wind farm built in Pennsylvania in 1999.

Pennsylvania Offerings and Projected Impact

Green Mountain Energy customers can choose products based on what’s most important to them, such as type of renewable energy source and contract structure. “We work hard to ensure there are cleaner energy products that fit the various needs of both our residential and commercial customers, which is why Green Mountain Energy offers multiple service plan options,” continued Holtz.  

By choosing renewable energy such as Pollution Free™ electricity from Green Mountain Energy, Pennsylvanians can help avoid CO2 emissions caused by traditional electricity generation.  An average eastern Pennsylvania household using Pollution Free electricity for one year can avoid 1,100 lbs of CO2 emissions1. That’s like not driving 1,200 miles - the equivalent of four road trips from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh on the PA Turnpike.

Residential Offerings

Green Mountain Energy offers Pennsylvanians the choice between two electricity products that use cleaner renewable resources: Pollution Free™ electricity and Pollution Free Gold™ electricity.

Pollution Free™

  • Made from regional wind and water sources
  • Available as month-to-month variable price and 12-month Reliable Rate fixed price plans
  • An average eastern Pennsylvania household can avoid 1,100 lbs of carbon dioxide CO2 emissions in a year.1 

Pollution Free Gold™

  • Made from regional wind and solar power sources
  • This product offers the most solar power content of any competitive electricity product in Pennsylvania
  • Available as month-to-month variable price and 12-month Reliable Rate fixed price plans
  • An average eastern Pennsylvania household can avoid 11,500 lbs of carbon dioxide CO2 emissions in a year. 

Commercial Offerings

Green Mountain Energy Commercial Services division is offering business customers customized cleaner energy solutions made with varying percentages of wind resources.

Pennsylvania residents and businesses interested in choosing cleaner energy can visit



1. Based on 874 kWh average monthly usage.

Green Mountain Energy

The nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, Green Mountain Energy was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” The company is the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and believes in using wind, sun and water . . . for good.   Green Mountain Energy offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain Energy's largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain Energy customers have collectively helped avoid over 19.4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), Green Mountain Energy is backed by one of the nation’s largest renewable power producers. Visit us online at


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