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Longmont 's renewable energy is purchased from Platte River Power Authority, our wholesale electricity provider. Platte River acquires renewable energy from a variety of sources, including:

• Wind energy generated at the Medicine Bow (Wyoming) Wind Project, owned and operated by Platte River

• Wind energy generated at the Silver Sage (Wyoming) Wind Project, owned and operated by Platte River

• Renewable energy produced by Platte River resources combined with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from wind and landfill gas facilities owned by other utilities

RECs represent the legal right to the environmental benefits associated with replacing one megawatt-hour of energy on the electricity grid (most of which comes from coal and gas in the Rocky Mountain region) with one Green-e Energy Certifiedmegawatt-hour of renewable energy.

LPC's voluntary renewable energy is Green-e certified - the energy purchased meets specific environmental and consumer protection standards established by the Center for Resource Solutions.

Renewable energy costs more to generate than traditional sources - about 2.96¢ per kWh. This cost is added to the utility bills of customers who choose to purchase renewable energy.

 

 

Where LPC's power comes from
In addition to producing a small portion of electric power from LPC's historic Hydroelectric Plant near Lyons, Colorado, LPC purchases electricity from Platte River Power Authority. The charts below show that power mix:

Longmont Power & Communications Energy Mix graph showing 2011 - 2012 energy mixture

Energy Mix Information Details
Green-e Energy certifies that LPC’s Renewable Energy meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy  certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.