DALLAS – House of Blues® Dallas announced today that it will continue purchasing cleaner, renewable energy to offset a portion of its yearly electricity consumption. The Dallas club renewed its contract with Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy, committing to purchase renewable energy for three more years. House of Blues Dallas is located at 2200 N. Lamar Street in the historic White Swan Building at the crossroads of Dallas’ West End and the newly established Victory Park development.
House of Blues Dallas will purchase over an estimated 185,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of pollution-free wind power annually from Green Mountain, Texas’ first competitive retail electric provider to offer cleaner energy. House of Blues Dallas began purchasing cleaner energy from Green Mountain, shortly after the Dallas location opened. Since September 2007, House or Blues has purchased nearly 500,000 kWh of renewable energy from Green Mountain.
“House of Blues Dallas is committed to the environment, which is why we extended our green power purchase with Green Mountain,” said Marvin Perez, General Manager of House of Blues Dallas. “Purchasing cleaner energy is not only good for the environment; it’s good for business and sends a positive message to guests of our venue.”
Priority Power Management LLC brokered the deal between Green Mountain and House of Blues. Priority Power Management is an independent energy management and consulting services firm with locations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Midland/Odessa, Houston and Atlanta.
“Green Mountain is honored to be House of Blues Dallas’ electricity supplier and to partner with them in supporting cleaner electricity in Texas," said Scott Hart, president of Commercial Services, Green Mountain Energy Company. “By purchasing wind energy for a portion of its clubs electricity use, House of Blues is making a powerful statement about the importance of renewable energy. It also sends the message to other businesses across Texas that cleaner energy is good for business, the environment and the community."
By purchasing over 185,000 kWh of clean renewable energy annually, House of Blues Dallas is expected to offset an estimated 245,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s the equivalent of not driving over 272,000 miles or as much as 14,700 trees would absorb in a year.
Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 “to change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. and in 2009 was ranked the “Highest in Business Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service” by J.D. Power and Associates1. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of clean electricity products from renewable sources such as wind and water, as well as a variety of carbon offset products. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 11.3 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. For more information, visit GreenMountain.com.
About House of Blues
Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision was acquired by Live Nation in November of 2006. With 13 branded clubs, including Atlantic City, Anaheim, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Diego and Dallas, each House of Blues club features live music, Southern-inspired cuisine in an eclectic environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art. www.hob.com
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1Green Mountain Energy Company received the highest numerical score among business electric service retailers in Texas in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Texas Business Retail Electric Provider Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on responses from 2,231 businesses measuring 7 retailers and measures opinions of businesses with their electric service provider. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June and September-October 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.