Texas Retail Provider Launches Local Solar Power Plan
February 14, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Green Mountain Energy has launched new electricity plans in Texas that are supplied by 100% Texas-based solar
The 100 percent locally-sourced energy comes from a solar park in Meridian, Texas for customers living in the Dallas area and from Wallis, Texas for customers in and around Houston.
For customers on the Go Local Solar plan, Green Mountain has purchased both electricity and renewable energy certificates from the solar park near their home. If the solar park produces less energy than expected, the company purchases additional Texas solar renewable energy certificates to match the customer's usage.
The Go Local Solar plan is a fixed rate plan offered in terms of 12, 24, and 36 months
At Oncor, The Go Local Solar 12 has an average all-in fixed rate, at 1,000 kWh usage, of 14.8¢ per kWh. This reflects the following:
• Base Charge: $0.00 per month
• Energy Charge: 10.7818¢ per kWh
• Oncor Electric Delivery Charges: $3.42 per month and 3.6971¢ per kWh
A $150 early termination fee applies
"These solar parks have limited availability and customers who want locally sourced solar power are encouraged to enroll in the plan while capacity is still available. Green Mountain is also looking at additional solar parks to bring local solar to more customers in Texas," Green Mountain said
In addition, Green Mountain will set aside $4 each month from the customer’s bill to support the Green Mountain solar fund, which helps fund a variety of solar projects, programs and technologies.