Grand Prairie, Texas (December 11, 2013)…The City of Grand Prairie’s annual Prairie Lights powered by Gexa Energy, a leading retail electricity provider in Texas, will brighten the holidays with four million holiday lights, but the event’s carbon footprint will be reduced with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) secured by its title sponsor.
“In our efforts to give back to the environment for the second year in a row, we have partnered with our parent company, NextEra Energy Resources, to use renewable energy certificates to offset the estimated electricity usage associated with Prairie Lights over the 34-night event,” said Brian Landrum, president, Gexa Energy. “The 236 renewable energy certificates represent the annual equivalent of removing 35 passenger cars from the road or offsetting the CO2 emissions from electricity usage in nearly 23 homes*.”
Renewable Energy Certificates represent proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and are separate from the actual electricity produced. NextEra Energy Resources offers 100 percent Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Green-e is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy certificates. It is a voluntary commercial entity and consumer protection program that verifies superior, certified renewable energy options offered by utilities, power generators and marketers in the wholesale and retail markets.
Praire Lights powered by Gexa Energy, is an annual holiday destination in Grand Prairie, Texas. Guests will see four million lights along two miles of path, ending in the world’s longest light tunnel. For the second year, Gexa Energy is the title sponsor and is powering the spectacular drive-through display and Holiday Village attractions. For more information, visit www.prairielights.org or call 972-237-GLOW (4569).
For more information on Gexa Energy residential and commercial energy plans, visit www.gexaenergy.com. Follow the company on Facebook – www.facebook.com/GexaEnergy, on Twitter – www.twitter.com/GexaVoice and on Google Plus http://bit.ly/QzWlm6.
*Annual greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions calculated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
ABOUT GEXA ENERGY, LP
(PUCT # 10027) Since entering the Texas deregulated energy market in 2002, Gexa Energy, LP has established itself as one of the leading retail electricity providers for residential and commercial users in the state of Texas. Gexa Energy, LP is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012. For additional information about Gexa Energy, visit www.gexaenergy.com or call 866-517-4427.
For more information, contact Jo Trizila, TrizCom, 972-247-1369, Jo@TrizCom.com.
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