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The Pittsburgh Technology Council, in alliance with EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., is offering its members the opportunity to green their current electricity supply while supporting the Pennsylvania economy.

PTC Green, Pittsburgh Technology Council’s renewable energy choice program, allows its members to purchase Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) produced from EverPower’s proposed Pennsylvania wind farms, located in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Companies will continue receiving electricity service from their current utility or electric supplier without interruption. The Pittsburgh Technology Council is offering the AECS at a competitive market price.

AECs, also known as Renewable Energy Credits or RECs, represent the environmental and economic value of electricity produced from clean, renewable, emission-free energy sources, like wind power, that are safe for the environment and will never be depleted. For every AEC sold, an equivalent amount of renewable electricity is placed onto the power grid.

The AECs purchased from the Pittsburgh Technology Council will be recognized by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the regional power pool as completely meeting Pennsylvania’s requirements for Alternative Energy Certificates. Not all AECs are equal.  Those sold under the PTC Green program are certified as 100 percent Pennsylvania Tier I product, the state’s highest standard for AECs.

All AECs will be tracked by the regional power pool and certification will be provided to the buyer. Additional certificates are available in Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh Technology Council members can learn more at .

They may purchase AECs in 1,000,000 kilowatt-hour blocks or as a percentage of the estimated energy consumption with a minimum purchase size of 2,000,000 kilowatt-hour per year. Each contract requires a one-year minimum commitment.

Companies will be billed directly from EverPower independently from the member’s monthly electric bill. A portion of the payments will go to support the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s programs and services.

In addition to greening its energy, participating companies will also be supporting Pennsylvania’s renewable energy industry and helping the state’s economy.

By purchasing Pennsylvania wind generated by EverPower, companies will be helping the state’s economy through construction and permanent job creation, contributions to local and state tax rolls, and ongoing goods and services which are procured locally.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Jennifer Young at jyoung@pghtech.org or 412-918-4224.

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Author: techburgher

Jonathan runs Visibility Initiatives at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Council is the nation’s largest IT trade association with 1,350 members. One of our platforms is to provide visibility to Pittsburgh tech companies and the industry in general.