CHICAGO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to "empower what matters," Spark Energy today announced a partnership with WGN-TV to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Spark Energy kicked off the partnership with a $5,000 donation to Relay for Life and a pledge to raise additional funds. From now until May 30, 2011, the low-cost energy provider plans to donate an additional $25 for each new customer that switches to Spark Energy and enters the code RELAY.
"At Spark Energy we are truly committed to empowering what matters and that is why we are committed to supporting Relay for Life," said Hal Poel, Director of Marketing for Spark Energy. "By simply switching to Spark Energy, households will not only save on their electricity bills, but will also give back in a big way."
It is simple to switch to Spark Energy. Households can log onto www.sparkenergy.com/relay, enter their zip code in the "Switch Today" section on the Relay landing page and continue to follow the quick and simple sign-up process. Consumers can also call 1-877-54-SPARK to make the switch.
Spark Energy Offers Energy Savings in Chicago
With new deregulation in effect January 1, 2011, Spark Energy now offers Illinois residents a fixed-rate plan for 12 months at a rate of 6.98 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) – a rate 16 percent lower than ComEd's electricity supply rate for residential consumers and 13 percent lower for small business customers.* The switching process is fast, free and seamless, with no interruption of service.
Spark Energy has been providing affordable electricity to consumers and small businesses since 1999. The company currently operates in 15 states across the country. More information is available at www.SparkEnergy.com and consumers can switch providers easily without hidden charges or monthly maintenance fees. More information regarding deregulation is available at www.pluginillinois.org.
*Comparison is based on ComEd's published rates through May 2011; ComEd's rates after this period are unknown at this time
SOURCE Spark Energy