Champion Energy Services Signs Electricity Contract With Elk Grove Park District

Renewable energy component will have positive impact on environment

Aug 31, 2010, 18:48 ET from Champion Energy Services

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services ( recently secured a contract to provide electric energy for Elk Grove Park District  (, encompassing approximately 473 acres, 43 parks, sports fields and courts, administrative offices, a water park, theme park, fitness center, museum, golf course, skate park, community centers and banquet facilities.

The 36-month electricity contract includes Renewable Energy Certificates that will save an estimated 105 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 28,909 gallons of gasoline, based on a U.S. non-baseload CO2 emissions rate — over the contract period.

"The incorporation of Renewable Energy Certificates in our electricity contract aligns with the park district's focus on environmental protection," said Tom Busby, director of finance for the district. "The positive contribution we can make over the 36-month contract period is truly astounding."

"The popularity of energy products sourced from renewable generation using wind, solar energy and biofuels continues to gain momentum," said Fordham, "and we applaud Elk Grove Park District for including green energy components in its electricity contract."

About Champion Energy Services

Houston-based Champion Energy Services ranks among the top retail electric providers in the United States. Champion Energy currently serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio and is slated to enter the New Jersey and California markets in 2010. The company serves 450,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 1,200 Megawatts. Champion Energy is backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168.

About Elk Grove Park District

The Elk Grove Park District is located in Elk Grove Village, a northwest suburb of Chicago, just 10 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The park district maintains approximately 473 acres, including 43 parks, 11 public tennis courts, 12 facilities and hundreds of recreation programs. The mission of the Elk Grove Park District is to provide safe and innovative parks and recreational opportunities. By adhering to its mission, the District has won numerous state and national awards over the years. From the highest bond rating possible to recognition for outstanding programs and facilities, the Elk Grove Park District goes beyond the expected and is highly respected in the parks and recreation community.

SOURCE Champion Energy Services