UNDATED (WHTC) -- Today is the first day for customers of Holland BPW who want to support alternative energy sources to sign up to choose to have a portion or all of their electricity generated by renewable sources. BPW spokesperson Anne Saliers says many customers have an interest in using renewable energy but there is a bit of a price increase. Since renewable energy costs more to produce, the rate is offered as a premium, at one and one half cents per kilowatt hour on top of the normal rate. Renewable energy sources include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and others. Michigan law requires utilities have at least ten percent of their electricity come from renewable sources by 2015. Those interested in Elective Renewable Energy should contact customer service at 355-1500 or online at hollandbpw.com. Enrollment is for a minimum of 12 months.
Story by: Diane E Coston