HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com) has secured a contract to provide electric energy for Carbon County, Pa.
The county held an electricity auction in mid-January to secure a better price for the 2.7 million kilowatt hours the county uses annually. Champion Energy was selected over eight competitors for the county's 23-month fixed-price contract, effective February 1, 2010, which encompasses a ten percent green energy component.
Carbon County embarked on an auction scenario as a result of deregulation and electric rate hikes that took effect on January 1, 2010. In a deregulated environment, the county would have been paying PPL Electric approximately 30 percent more for its electricity during calendar year 2010.
Jason R. Ulshafer, principal of GreenPointe. Energy of Berwyn, Pa., hired by the county to execute the auction, confirmed that the switch to Champion Energy Services will save the county a significant amount of money on its electricity bill in 2010.
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 and Pennsylvania and is slated to enter the Ohio market in 2010. The company serves 350,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 1,000 Megawatts. Champion Energy is backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital. PUCT No. 10098.
SOURCE Champion Energy Services