CleanChoice Energy launches 100% Wind Plans for NY, Illinois


CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides 100 percent clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched CleanChoice Energy 100% Wind Plans for both New York and Illinois residents and businesses.

The new plans allow residents of those states to purchase 100 percent of their energy from in-state wind projects. Through supporting local projects, residents help protect their state’s clean air and water. Wind energy helped New York and Illinois residents avoid a combined 13 million metric tons of carbon pollution last year. Interested New York and Illinois residents and businesses can sign-up for 100 percent state wind in less than five minutes online.

“We’re excited to be offering 100 percent local wind for New Yorkers and Illinoisans. People want to support local businesses, and choosing 100 percent in-state wind allows people to help create local jobs and reduce pollution in their state,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “With this new service, CleanChoice Energy makes it easy to support local clean energy without a big upfront investment or a home construction project — instead, they can sign up online and promote local wind in just a few minutes.”

Supporting local wind helps lower energy costs, encourages local investment, and supports local jobs. The wind industry in New York and Illinois employs a combined 6,000 workers and has contributed nearly $13 billion in investment. A 2012 Illinois Power Agency (IPA) report found that adding wind power to the electric grid reduced wholesale power prices by $176.8 million in the state while also creating jobs and economic growth in the state.

CleanChoice 100% State Wind plans pair the energy homes and businesses use with wind energy through the purchase of renewable energy certificates from wind farms in that state.