Green Mountain Energy Announces Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

AUSTIN, Texas - Green Mountain Energy Company announced today that it will partner with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to deliver innovative and cost-effective solar and smart meter solutions to the Department.

Green Mountain, the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer, will provide 100 percent renewable energy to all of the Texas Parks and Wildlife facilities in deregulated service areas, doing its part to help support the Department’s mission to manage and conserve the state’s natural and cultural resources for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

“We welcome mutually-beneficial partnerships between Green Mountain and other organizations committed to working together to explore best practices in solar energy, energy efficiency, water conservation and more,” said Mark McShane, vice president, Green Mountain Energy. “This agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will build upon the Department’s existing commitment to learning and leadership in the efficient and sustainable use of resources and will be a model for others to follow.”

As a sustainable business partner, Texas Parks and Wildlife also qualifies to receive a financial incentive through Green Mountain’s SolarSPARC™ program, to fund the installation of a new solar array.   The array will be located at the Sea Center Texas marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center in Lake Jackson, Texas.

“As a recognized sustainability leader in the great state of Texas, we are constantly looking at smarter and more effective means of resource conservation,” said Andee Chamberlain, sustainability programs manager, Texas Parks and Wildlife. “This partnership with Green Mountain Energy will allow us to develop new and innovative sustainability practices and to share those learnings with others in the state and country.”

SolarSPARC is an exclusive Green Mountain program, funded by Green Mountain on behalf of the Company’s residential SolarSPARC customers, to improve the affordability, efficacy and availability of solar energy in Texas for sustainable business partners and commercial customers.

Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain is the nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain 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’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 44.2 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manages and conserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas and provides hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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