Georgia Power recently signed an agreement with Toto USA, Inc. to begin providing the company with Green Energy. Under the terms of the agreement, Toto USA, Inc. has agreed to purchase 480,000 kilowatt-hours of Green Energy.
Green Energy is environmentally friendly electricity generated from sources like the sun, wind, water, landfill methane and biomass. Customers who participate in the program help reduce the environmental impact of energy production, conserve natural resources, and support domestic energy self- reliance.
"The recent Green Energy purchase by Toto
"As a socially responsible manufacturer, Toto strives to conserve environmental resources in everything we do," said Lenora Campos, Public Relations manager. "By adding earth-friendly green energy that spares landfills to our energy portfolio, we continue in our ongoing efforts to provide products and engage in business practices that conserve our natural resources, reduce pollution, and enhance environmental sustainability."
Since Georgia Power began the Green Energy program in October 2006, more than 4,000 customers have committed to purchase in excess of 19 million kilowatt-hours of Green Energy annually. The majority of the electricity Georgia Power purchases for the program comes from a methane gas landfill facility in
Residential customers can purchase 100-kilowatt-hour blocks of Green Energy for $4.50 per block, which is added to their monthly electricity bill. Of the more than 4,000 participants enrolled in the program to date, the residential class makes up the majority. The average Georgia Power residential customer uses about 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates well below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.3 million customers in all but four of
Toto is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with over $4.5 billion in annual sales and 80 affiliated production facilities globally. Since 1917, Toto Ltd.,