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NATIONAL WINDPOWER FAQ

  1. What is National WindPower?
  2. How does National WindPower improve air quality?
  3. Will I have to get new power lines or install special equipment to receive National WindPower?
  4. Will wind power cause any service interruptions?
  5. What is Green-e Energy certified?
  6. How will I be billed for National WindPower?
  7. What is a REC?
  1. What is National WindPower?

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    National WindPower from WGL Energy is composed of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) generated from wind farms throughout the United States matched to your electricity usage. Choosing 100% National WindPower from WGL Energy for your home is an easy, cost-effective way to help improve the environment.

  2. How does National WindPower improve air quality?

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    Unlike conventional electricity generated by burning fuels such as coal or oil, electricity generated from wind power is emissions-free so it doesn't pollute the air we breathe.

  3. Will I have to get new power lines or install special equipment to receive National WindPower?

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    New or special equipment is not needed as your electricity supply will still be delivered by your electric utility company, who will also continue to provide emergency and other services, such as reading your meter.

  4. Will wind power cause any service interruptions?

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    Changing to wind power does not cause any interruption in your electricity service. Your electric utility company maintains responsibility for safely delivering your electricity through its existing wires, without any disruption in service.

  5. What is Green-e Energy certified?

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    National WindPower from WGL Energy is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at green-e.org.

  6. How will I be billed for National WindPower?

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    You'll continue to receive an electricity bill from your utility company. The charges for National WindPower will appear as a separate line item charge from WGL Energy Services.

  7. What is a REC?

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    A REC represents the environmental benefits of one megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity. Learn more at WGLEnergy.com/RECs.