Power Switch News
Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse has become the largest purchaser of Green Power Switch.
Using clean energy is part of our corporate citizenship, says Robin Nickles, Vice President of Retail Facilities Management at Lowes. Its the right thing to do for the environment, and its the right thing to do for our customers.
For its purchase of Green Power Switch, Lowes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through its Green Power Partnership. The EPA program is a new, voluntary initiative to establish green-power procurement as a best practice of environmental management. Program participants include Fortune 500 companies, cities, and leading organizations around the nation. More information about the partnership is available at the EPA Web site.
Gary Harris, Green Power Switch Program Manager, says, We commend Lowes for its corporate commitment to improving the environment and for choosing Green Power Switch as a means of doing so.
Lowes, the nations 13th-largest retailer, stocks more than 40,000 home improvement items and caters to both do-it-yourself and commercial customers. The company has 53 locations in the TVA service area that are served by 37 power distributors. At the 32 Lowes stores where Green Power Switch is currently available, green-power purchases total about 3 percent of monthly electrical use.
Lowes participation in Green Power Switch has given participating distributors the opportunity to promote green power at the corporate level, says Debbie Murray, TVA Senior Account Manager assigned to Lowes. Hopefully more companies across the region will follow the stores example.
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Green Power Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the Tennessee Valley a choice in the type of power they buy. TVA and local public power companies, working in cooperation with the environmental community, developed Green Power Switch as a way to bring green powerelectricity thats generated by cleaner, renewable resources like solar, wind, and methane gasto Valley consumers.
Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12 percent of a typical households monthly energy use). Each block adds $4 to the customers monthly power bill. For more information, go to the Green Power Switch home page.
Green Power Switch News is a quarterly newsletter produced cooperatively by the Tennessee Valley Authority, distributors of TVA power, and the environmental community to provide information about the status and growth of Green Power Switch.