May 27, 2014
TVA recently honored Memphis Light, Gas and Water during its annual Green Power Switch Leadership Awards as the Top New Recruiter of the Year. The distinction recognizes MLGW's efforts to promote renewable energy by enrolling the most new customers into the Green Power Switch program in 2013.
The program allows residential and commercial customers to buy Green Power Switch blocks (energy produced from renewable energy like wind, solar and landfill gas). Each block adds an additional $4 on the monthly bill. Although the price of renewable energy is decreasing, it still costs more than energy from traditional sources. Buying Green Power Switch blocks help cover cost difference and there's no limit on the number of blocks a consumer can purchase.
'Reducing emissions and saving natural resources is important to MLGW. We are honored to receive the Top New Recruiter Award and hope to continue our upward enrollment trend,' said Jerry Collins Jr., President and CEO.
As of April 2014, the 14-year-old program has helped prevent more than 636,495 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere.
To learn more, go to mlgw.com/about/mlgwgreenpowerswitch.
For more information:
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
P.O. Box 430