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Green Mountain Energy Expands to Provide Renewable Energy to Massachusetts and New Jersey Homes

By: Green Mountain Energy Company |

Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer, today announced it is now offering service to residential customers in Massachusetts and New Jersey. The initial expansion will bring 100 percent clean, renewable energy sourced from wind to households in the Eversource (NSTAR) territory in Massachusetts and to JCP&L customers in New Jersey. Later this month, service plans to expand to households in the PSE&G and Potomac Edison territories, and to NatGrid, WMECO and Rockland Electric in May.

Green Mountain already provides renewable energy in competitive markets in Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas. With more than 17 years of dedication to cleaner energy, Green Mountain is uniquely positioned to offer local residents a variety of clean electricity service options as a reliable and experienced green power provider.

“People value clean energy as an option to power their homes and positively impact the environment,” said Mike Starck, managing director of Green Mountain Energy Company. “Green Mountain’s expansion into these new areas is a direct result of consumers’ growing demand for renewable energy, and we’re excited to invite new customers to join us in our mission to change the way power is made.”

As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, Green Mountain encourages customers to celebrate the Earth every day by powering their homes with clean energy. Massachusetts and New Jersey residents now have access to electricity products sourced from 100% national wind, all available today through the Green Mountain website. Fixed and variable rate plans are available. To learn more about the environmental impact of Green Mountain’s products, services and sustainability initiatives, check out the company’s website at www.greenmountainenergy.com/sustainability.

The website also features videos to help customers learn how to make all aspects of their lives more sustainable. Green Mountain is committed to educating consumers about how to reduce their impact on the environment and provides them with tools to get there. The Green Mountain online store offers customers products beyond electricity, like Goal Zero® portable solar products to power life on the go, as well as energy efficiency and water conservation products.

Green Mountain already contributes to the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club®, a company program that donates solar power projects to non-profit organizations, on behalf of every customer in its Eastern region territories, and will now make a monthly contribution on behalf of all residential customers in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Last month, the Sun Club embarked on a solar donation road show to donate more than $422,000 to ten non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania and New York. Since its inception in 2002, the Sun Club has donated more than $3.8 million to install over 900 kilowatts of solar power. The Sun Club is always accepting applications from non-profits for solar power donations and encourages non-profits in Massachusetts and New Jersey to apply online.

Customers can sign up for Green Mountain Energy® electricity any time online at www.greenmountainenergy.com, or in person at the New Jersey Spring Wine Festival on April 24, or at the XPoNential Music Festival happening July 24 – July 26.

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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 carbon offsets 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 30.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Green Mountain is backed by NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), leading customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices and setting aggressive sustainability goals to reduce its carbon footprint. Visit us online at www.GreenMountainEnergy.com.