New England Wind is a Tradable Renewable Certificate (TRC) product.

What does this mean? When a renewable energy facility operates, it creates electricity that is delivered into a vast network of transmission wires, where it travels according to the laws of physics to where the energy is needed.

To help facilitate the sale of renewable energy nationally, a system was established that separates renewable electricity generation into two parts: the electricity or electrical energy produced by a renewable generator and the renewable "attributes" of that generation. The renewable attributes or "green" attributes are used to create a certificate documenting the fact that electricity was generated from a renewable energy source. Using this certification, the renewable attributes can be sold separately from the energy as Tradable Renewable Certificates. Only one certificate may be issued for each unit of renewable electricity produced.

How do I know this is all legitimate? New England Wind" has been certified by the Center for Resource's Solutions Green-e program. The Center for Resource Solutions is a non-profit, independent agency. When you see the Green-e logo (seal of approval) on a TRC product it means:

" 100% of the TRC supply for the product comes from renewable resources.
"The product contains only new renewable resources.
"The sources of energy supplying the TRCs in the product are independently verified by the Green-e program operated by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions.
"The purchaser of a Green-e certified TRC is the sole "owner" of the environmental attributes of a specific kilowatt hour (KWh) of energy added to the grid. Independent verification ensures that no two TRCs represent the attributes of the same KWh of energy, and that all of the environmental benefits are inlcuded with the TRC.
"The company offering the product agrees to abide by the Green-e TRC Code of Conduct governing its ethical treatment of customers.

For more information on Green-e certification requirements,
call 1-888-63-GREEN or visit

Additional Information about Tradable Renewable Certificates

New England Wind" is made up of Tradable Renewable Certificates. With the purchase of Tradable Renewable Certificates, you are buying the renewable attributes (i.e. environmental attributes) of a specific amount and type of renewable energy generation. You will continue to receive a separate electricity bill from your utility. Your purchase of renewable certificates helps offset conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable generator is located. Your purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity and may have other local and global environmental benefits such as reduced global climate change and regional air pollution.

The renewable certificates in New England Wind" are verified and certified by the Green-e Program. Each supplier of renewable certificates is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. We will annually report to you the actual resource mix of the certificates you purchased in the preceding year. Please review the Product Content Label for this information. You may also wish to review the Product Terms and Conditions. The Green-e program also verifies that the renewable certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party. For more information on the Green-e Program please visit the Green-e website, or call them toll free, 1-888-63-GREEN.

Product Content Label

Pricing, Terms and Conditions

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This is a renewable certificate product. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of renewable certificates is produced. The purchase of renewable certificates supports renewable electricity generation, which helps offset conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable generator is located. You will continue to receive a separate electricity bill from your utility.

The product is sold in increments of 150 kWh. A typical home in New England uses between 500 and 600 KWh/month. The product will be made up of the following new renewable resources:

New Renewable Resources in New England Wind:
100% Wind
(Includes only generators that began operating on or after January 1, 1998 in accordance with the Green-e definition of "new." Note: Generators supplying New England Wind began operating after December 1, 2001.)

Generation Location:

For comparison, the mix of energy sources that supplied New England in 2001 (most recent available data) included: Nuclear (27%), Gas (21%), Coal (12%), Oil/Gas (12%), Wood/Refuse (6%), Oil (5%) Coal/Oil (3%), Pumped Storage (1.5%), Small Generation (.6%). (Source: ISO-NE)

For specific information about this product, contact:
Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance
Boston MA

Peoples Power & Light
Providence RI
401- 861-6111 (toll free in RI)

This product is certified by the Green-e Program.
For more information call 888-63-GREEN or visit

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Pricing, Terms and Conditions

New England Wind" is certified by the Green-e Renewable Energy Program, which requires companies offering certified products to provide their retail Tradable Renewable Certificates (TRCs) customers with this notice of contract price, terms and conditions of service. For more information about the Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program, write to Green-e, Presidio Building 97 Arguello Blvd., PO Box 29512, San Francisco, CA 94129, log onto or call toll-free 1-888-63-GREEN.

This product is being offered by two non-profit organizations: Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Boston, MA) and Peoples Power & Light (Providence, RI).

Who should I contact for more information?
Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance
670 Centre St.
, Boston MA

Peoples Power & Light
11 South Angell St. #195, Providence RI
401- 861-6111 (toll free in RI)

How will I be billed?
Contacact one of the two offering organizations above for specific information. You can pay either by check or by credit card. Since
New England Wind" is a certificates-only product, you will continue to pay your electricity service provider for electricity charges.

How will my bill be calculated?
New England Wind" is sold in increments of 150 kiloWatt- hours (kWh) at a cost of 3.5 cents per kWh. For example, 150 kWh x 3.5 cents per kWh = $5.25, or 600 kWh x 3.5 cents per kWh = $21. Note: the average household in New England uses between 500 and 600 kWh per month.

What fuel sources will be used to generate New England Wind"?
New England Wind" represents the environmental benefits of 100% New England-based wind power. Please see the product content label for more details.

Is my purchase tax deductible?
Your purchase may be tax deductible for the purpose of federal income tax calculations. Contact the offering organization for the most recent information.

What other fees apply?
You are not required to pay any other fees as a condition for purchasing this product.
New England Wind" is available for one-time purchase, and there are no early cancellation/contract fees. You may be invited to join, or make a charitable contribution, to the offering organization.

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