Green Mountain Energy Company Announces 100% Clean Wind Power Product for Texas Electric Customers

Company Unveils Fixed-Rate Plan to Protect Texas Consumers From Monthly Rate

Increases While Supporting Cleaner Air in the Lone Star State



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Green Mountain Energy Company

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Mountain Energy Company, the
 largest retailer of cleaner and renewable energy, today announced that
 effective immediately it will offer Texas customers electric service generated
 from 100% non-polluting wind power.  Green Mountain Energy's clean and
 renewable electricity will be generated exclusively by wind farms located
 within Texas, and is dramatically cleaner than energy produced from
 non-renewable sources like coal and lignite and doesn't pose the risks
 associated with nuclear power.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000804/GMELOGO
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/HSTU016 )
     The Company also unveiled fixed-rate pricing for the Texas market designed
 to deliver the added benefit of protecting customers from monthly rate
 fluctuations.  The price for Green Mountain Energy(SM) service will be
 9.2 cents per kWh for customers in the TXU Electric & Gas Company (TXU) and
 Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) service territories; and 9.8 cents per
 kWh for customers in the Reliant Energy service territory.  Customers will
 also be charged a $4.95 per month customer service fee.  TXU and TNMP
 territories span the I-35 corridor from Round Rock/Georgetown through
 Waco/Temple/Killeen to include Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
 Reliant service territory includes Houston and surrounding communities.
     Starting today, Texas residents can call 1-866-GREEN TX to sign up to
 become Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers with service starting on
 June 1, 2001.  Today also marks the launch of the Company's new web site --
 www.greenmountain.com -- through which customers can directly sign up for
 service or find out more about Green Mountain Energy(SM).
     "We are excited about offering Texans a simple way to purchase clean
 electricity and help support cleaner air," said Gillan Taddune, vice
 president, general manager for Green Mountain Energy Company.  "As Texans flip
 the switch on their lights, we hope they will consider that making electricity
 causes more air pollution than any other industry in the US.  By choosing
 Green Mountain Energy(SM), made from 100% Texas wind power, Texans can join us
 in our mission to help change the way power is made."
     Taddune added that Green Mountain Energy is encouraged by the tremendous
 number of calls the Company has received from people wanting to sign up for
 service.  Furthermore, according to consumer research done by various
 utilities throughout the state, there is a consistent demand for clean and
 renewable green power.  Currently, much of the power used by Texans comes from
 polluting coal-fired plants, as well as nuclear sources that lead to
 radioactive nuclear waste.  The 100% wind power offering from Green Mountain
 Energy(SM) will not emit any of these pollutants or byproducts, such as carbon
 dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), which contribute
 to global warming, smog and acid rain.
 
     Additional Customer Benefits
     Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers can also look forward to exceptional
 customer service, a switch-back guarantee, and the Company's exclusive Power
 Perks(TM) customer rewards program.  Power Perks(TM) will enable customers to
 earn valuable discounts and special offers from local educational and
 corporate groups that share the Company's commitment to preserving and
 enjoying the state's natural environment.  Membership in the program is
 automatic for Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers and no fee is required to
 participate.
 
     About Green Mountain Energy Company
     Green Mountain is the largest retailer of environmentally preferred energy
 generated from wind, solar, hydro and natural gas sources.  The Austin,
 Texas-based company provides residential customers in Connecticut, California,
 Pennsylvania and New Jersey with electricity -- marketed under the Green
 Mountain Energy(SM) brand -- that is dramatically cleaner than typical
 regional system power.  Green Mountain also holds the nation's largest energy
 aggregation contract for more than 400,000 customers in Ohio.  Green Mountain
 Energy(SM) customer demand has helped build a number of new renewable
 generation facilities, including one of the largest wind farms on the East
 Coast in Garrett, PA and one of the largest solar facilities in Northern
 California.  For more information on the company's efforts to change the way
 power is made, customers are encouraged to visit www.greenmountain.com or send
 an email to thetxfolks@greenmountain.com .
 
 

SOURCE Green Mountain Energy Company
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Mountain Energy Company, the
 largest retailer of cleaner and renewable energy, today announced that
 effective immediately it will offer Texas customers electric service generated
 from 100% non-polluting wind power.  Green Mountain Energy's clean and
 renewable electricity will be generated exclusively by wind farms located
 within Texas, and is dramatically cleaner than energy produced from
 non-renewable sources like coal and lignite and doesn't pose the risks
 associated with nuclear power.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000804/GMELOGO
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/HSTU016 )
     The Company also unveiled fixed-rate pricing for the Texas market designed
 to deliver the added benefit of protecting customers from monthly rate
 fluctuations.  The price for Green Mountain Energy(SM) service will be
 9.2 cents per kWh for customers in the TXU Electric & Gas Company (TXU) and
 Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) service territories; and 9.8 cents per
 kWh for customers in the Reliant Energy service territory.  Customers will
 also be charged a $4.95 per month customer service fee.  TXU and TNMP
 territories span the I-35 corridor from Round Rock/Georgetown through
 Waco/Temple/Killeen to include Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
 Reliant service territory includes Houston and surrounding communities.
     Starting today, Texas residents can call 1-866-GREEN TX to sign up to
 become Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers with service starting on
 June 1, 2001.  Today also marks the launch of the Company's new web site --
 www.greenmountain.com -- through which customers can directly sign up for
 service or find out more about Green Mountain Energy(SM).
     "We are excited about offering Texans a simple way to purchase clean
 electricity and help support cleaner air," said Gillan Taddune, vice
 president, general manager for Green Mountain Energy Company.  "As Texans flip
 the switch on their lights, we hope they will consider that making electricity
 causes more air pollution than any other industry in the US.  By choosing
 Green Mountain Energy(SM), made from 100% Texas wind power, Texans can join us
 in our mission to help change the way power is made."
     Taddune added that Green Mountain Energy is encouraged by the tremendous
 number of calls the Company has received from people wanting to sign up for
 service.  Furthermore, according to consumer research done by various
 utilities throughout the state, there is a consistent demand for clean and
 renewable green power.  Currently, much of the power used by Texans comes from
 polluting coal-fired plants, as well as nuclear sources that lead to
 radioactive nuclear waste.  The 100% wind power offering from Green Mountain
 Energy(SM) will not emit any of these pollutants or byproducts, such as carbon
 dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), which contribute
 to global warming, smog and acid rain.
 
     Additional Customer Benefits
     Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers can also look forward to exceptional
 customer service, a switch-back guarantee, and the Company's exclusive Power
 Perks(TM) customer rewards program.  Power Perks(TM) will enable customers to
 earn valuable discounts and special offers from local educational and
 corporate groups that share the Company's commitment to preserving and
 enjoying the state's natural environment.  Membership in the program is
 automatic for Green Mountain Energy(SM) customers and no fee is required to
 participate.
 
     About Green Mountain Energy Company
     Green Mountain is the largest retailer of environmentally preferred energy
 generated from wind, solar, hydro and natural gas sources.  The Austin,
 Texas-based company provides residential customers in Connecticut, California,
 Pennsylvania and New Jersey with electricity -- marketed under the Green
 Mountain Energy(SM) brand -- that is dramatically cleaner than typical
 regional system power.  Green Mountain also holds the nation's largest energy
 aggregation contract for more than 400,000 customers in Ohio.  Green Mountain
 Energy(SM) customer demand has helped build a number of new renewable
 generation facilities, including one of the largest wind farms on the East
 Coast in Garrett, PA and one of the largest solar facilities in Northern
 California.  For more information on the company's efforts to change the way
 power is made, customers are encouraged to visit www.greenmountain.com or send
 an email to thetxfolks@greenmountain.com .
 
 SOURCE  Green Mountain Energy Company