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Sturgeon Bay recognized for leadership in use of renewable energy (11/30/2010)

Sturgeon Bay Utilities recently earned recognition for its leadership in the use of renewable energy.

Based on 2009 customer participation, 2.4 percent of utility customers in Sturgeon Bay purchased green power equal to all or a portion of their electricity usage through the utility’s Renewable Energy program. Sturgeon Bay’s participation rate is 20 percent higher than the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2009 national average. NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

Sturgeon Bay Utilities was recognized by WPPI Energy at the nonprofit power supplier’s annual Building Community Connections workshop on November 16.

“Through the voluntary use of renewable energy, everyone can help to preserve limited resources for future generations,” said Jim Stawicki, General Manager.

Community members in Sturgeon Bay voluntarily purchase electricity from clean, green sources through the utility’s Renewable Energy program. Customers pay $3.00 per month for blocks of renewable energy equal to some or all of their monthly electric usage. A block is the equivalent of 300 kilowatt-hours of electricity. The electricity generated Sturgeon Bay Utilities’ Renewable Energy program is provided by WPPI Energy and comes from a combination of wind, solar and organic materials.

“Sturgeon Bay continues to demonstrate its commitment to contributing to a better energy future,” said Stawicki. “I commend the citizens of Sturgeon Bay for working together to support the use of cleaner energy sources.

Customers seeking more information about the Renewable Energy program can call the utility at (920) 746-2820.

Customer Service Representative Dorothy Michiels accepts a plant on behalf of Sturgeon Bay Utilities at the WPPI Energy Building Community Connections workshop.

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