AKRON, Ohio, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting April 15, residents in Ohio and Pennsylvania can help celebrate Earth Day by signing up with FirstEnergy Solutions to receive 100 percent wind energy at the same price as its standard energy offer. This Switch2Green4Free offer is part of FirstEnergy's branding campaign – called "The Switch is On" – that highlights the company's environmental achievements and demonstrates its commitment to a cleaner energy future.
The Switch2Green4Free offer is designed to increase awareness of the benefits of green energy. Purchasing green energy from FirstEnergy Solutions is an investment in clean, renewable resources that helps to ensure more renewable energy is being created and delivered to the power grid.
The energy in the Switch2Green4Free offer is Green-e Energy Certified®. Green-e Energy is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction products. For more information about the green energy offer – including pricing and contract lengths – and to enroll, visit TheSwitchIsOn.com or call 1-888-254-6359. This offer is limited to the first 1,000 residential customers to enroll or until May 31, 2016.
In addition to providing a green energy offer, FirstEnergy's "The Switch is On" campaign also supports FirstEnergy's recently announced pledge to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 90 percent below 2005 levels by 2045. This goal represents a potential reduction of more than 80 million tons of CO2 emissions and is among the most aggressive targets in the utility industry. More information about FirstEnergy's environmental commitment is available at TheSwitchIsOn.com.
FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), provides competitive electric generation supply and other energy-related products and services to more than 1.6 million residential, commercial and industrial customers, and is a licensed supplier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.
FirstEnergy Corp. is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.