Saturday, October 15, 2005
Blow Hard Power!!
Customers of Xcel Energy's Windsource wind-energy program soon will have more to brag about than their environmental ethic.
Namely, lower bills.
The 29,000 Colorado Windsource participants who now pay as much as $6 more a month for "green power" soon will pay up to $10 less than their neighbors who use conventionally generated electricity.
Higher natural-gas prices are driving this abrupt change in the economics of Xcel's voluntary wind-power purchase plan.