Aug
17
2008

Saving money with WindSource

Electricity from wind was cheaper: I saved 44 cents on my July electric bill because 100 per cent of my electricity is from wind power.
Electricity from wind was cheaper: I saved 44 cents on my July electric bill because 100 per cent of my electricity is from wind power.Courtesy ARTiFactor

I saved money because my electricity comes from wind

About two years ago I signed up for Windsource (click to see my Buzz writeup). Windsource is an Xcel Energy program that allows customers to have all or part of their electricity come from wind (click here for details about windsource charges).

Benefits of wind energy

I did not sign up for Windsource to save money. I was willing to pay extra for wind generated electricity because wind energy has multiple benefits.

  • No carbon dioxide emissions
  • No sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, or mercury emissions
  • No water consumption requirement
  • Creates jobs
  • Creates income for farmers
  • Wind is forever (renewable)
  • Wind energy reduces need for importing energy and exporting dollars

Want to help promote wind energy?

Renewable energy credits have provided incentives for investments in wind energy. A federal production tax credit (PTC) has an expiration date less than five months from now. If you agree that continuing incentives for renewable energy is wise,

Urge your Members of Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Click the link above for help on how to take action.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

plee057's picture
plee057 says:

This is soo cool. It's so eco-friendly. Plus less dollars are being spent to save the economy.

posted on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 5:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is sooooo cool, plus eco-friendly. and less dollars are being spent to save the economy

posted on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:43am
Dennis Good's picture

It will still take time before the rest of the world totally embraces new technology such as this. Nevertheless, it's still one step towards preserving our planet.

posted on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 11:28am

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