Austin Energy Company Presents Check for Zoo Solar Panel System

by Michelle on April 19, 2011

Green Mountain Energy CompanyThanks to a donation recently made by an Austin energy company there will soon be a 6,000 square foot solar panel system at the Cameron Park Zoo located in Waco, Texas.

Green Mountain Energy Company and the Cameron Park Zoo made the announcement just in time for Earth month but there is no definitive date set for when the project will begin and end.  Although Green Mountain Energy is based in Austin it serves many customers throughout the country, including the Empire State Building located in New York City.

Even though Austin is not a deregulated utility area Green Mountain customers can call Electric Rates to compare their rate to other company rates in order to determine where they stand as far as costs are concerned.

  • Green Mountain Energy presented a check to the zoo in the amount of $140,000 to be used to build the solar panel system.
  • The area in which the solar panel system will be installed is generally used for special events.
  • In 2008 Green Mountain Energy donated a similar system to the Chamber of Commerce of Waco, Texas and it is the 28th project made possible by the company and its customers.
  • Green Mountain Energy is a subsidiary of NRG Energy and is wholly owned by the company.

This is not the first project of this type that the Austin based energy company is responsible for.  Much of the money used for such projects comes from a program called the Big Texas Sun Club, a program that allows customers to pay an additional $5 on their monthly electric bills to be used to fund solar energy projects.  The company was founded in 1997 and has funded a total of 28 projects through the Big Texas Sun Club program since 2002.

Even Texas energy consumers living in unregulated utility areas such as Austin can benefit from calling Electric Rates and comparing energy rates.

A quick call to Electric Rates at 1-800-971-4020 can mean knowing exactly where you stand in terms of your energy costs compared to the rates of other companies.

 

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