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IPL Customers Can Go Green

Oct 04, 2014 05:36PM

For those looking for a flexible, affordable way to reduce their carbon footprint, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) is providing opportunities for an increasing number of customers to purchase electricity generated from clean, renewable energy sources like wind generation. IPL’s Green Power Option allows customers to specify an amount equal to 100, 50 or 25 percent of their monthly electricity usage to be generated by environmentally friendly, renewable resources, and the company attests many may be pleasantly surprised by its affordability.

In the past few years, the monthly premium for a typical residential customer enrolled at the 100 percent level and using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity has ranged from about $0.60 to $4. Customers can use the Cost Estimator for a more personalized idea of how much it’ll cost at IPLPower.com/ GreenPower.

In addition to its green power projects, IPL donates more than $2 million annually to nonprofit organizations in its service and power plant territories, targeting arts and culture, community enhancement, economic development, education and the environment. IPL’s partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful supports neighborhood-based organizations that provide expertise and resources to revitalize neighborhoods and public spaces. Improvements include better quality homes and neighborhoods plus increases in both green spaces and awareness among youngsters on the importance of a healthy environment.

For more information or to enroll, visit IPLPower.com. Customers can log in to their online account, click the Green Power option and choose the desired level of participation, or call 317-261-8222. See ad on page 17.
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