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Committed to the environment   

  by  Jerry Forte, CEO  on  4/12/2018

​April 22 is Earth Day, a day in which we celebrate our support for the protection of our enivronment. Our customers and community rely on us to meet their utility needs, and they also expect us to responsibly manage the environmental impact of their energy and water services. That’s why we are:

  • Adding almost 100 megawatts of solar power to our generation.
  • Offering hundreds of water- and energy-efficiency classes and presentations to students and customers this year.
  • Crushing and recycling nearly 100 tons of porcelain for use in paving and construction projects, reducing landfill waste.
  • Providing energy and water audits and educational resources.
  • Partnering with the Energy Resource Center to provide qualifying customers with free home efficiency audits and discounted equipment replacements.
  • Collaborating with Parks and Wildlife to relocate orphaned bear cubs into a remote watershed and protect threatened and endangered species on our properties.
  • Distributing thousands of free LED light bulbs to local nonprofit agencies.
  • Offering our customers residential and business rebates on energy- and water-efficiency equipment and improvements.
  • Enhancing power plants to fully meet new, stricter emission limits, including plans to retire aging units.

We’re working to protect our air, water and natural resources now and for future generations.

 
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Please help to DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLASTIC problems! Why can't MORE plastics be recycled? If we can not get people to be responsible for their plastics then we are going to have to clean up after the lazy and short sited!

Friday, April 13, 2018  7:27 AM  Consta