Utility responds to commercial green power demand in Minnesota

By Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News

A Minnesota electric cooperative is among the latest utilities to offer a commercial green tariff program in response to growing demand from business customers . . . It’s another sign of growing corporate demand for renewable energy extending beyond Silicon Valley and into rural and suburban regions such as those covered by Great River Energy, whose 28 member cooperatives geographically cover about two-thirds of Minnesota. It comes on the heels of the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, launching its own commercial green tariff program earlier this year. Read more here.

PwC Survey of  U.S. companies shows that 72% of respondents are actively pursuing renewable energy procurement.

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