Houston, September 1, 2010 — Champion Energy Services recently secured a contract to provide electric energy for Elk Grove Park District, encompassing about 473 acres, 43 parks, sports fields and courts, administrative offices, a water park, theme park, fitness center, museum, golf course, skate park, community centers and banquet facilities.
The 36-month electricity contract includes Renewable Energy Certificates that will save an estimated 105 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — the equivalent of carbon dioxide emissions from 28,909 gallons of gasoline, based on a U.S. non-baseload carbon emissions rate — over the contract period.
“The incorporation of Renewable Energy Certificates in our electricity contract aligns with the park district’s focus on environmental protection,” said Tom Busby, director of finance for the district. “The positive contribution we can make over the 36-month contract period is truly astounding.”
“The popularity of energy products sourced from renewable generation using wind, solar energy and biofuels continues to gain momentum,” said Fordham, “and we applaud Elk Grove Park District for including green energy components in its electricity contract.”
Houston-based Champion Energy Services serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio and is slated to enter the New Jersey and California markets in 2010. The company serves 450,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 1,200 MW.