Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 20th April
AEP Energy, a subsidiary of American Electric Power signed an agreement with the Fremont, Ohio-based Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. to provide clean energy through the company’s Integrated Renewable Energy (IRE) solution. AEP Energy will supply the company with clean energy through IRE – a long-term, fixed price retail energy option that supports new, locally-sourced wind and solar – for more than 12 years beginning in January 2023.
While the new renewable projects are being developed, Crown Battery will purchase 100% National Green-e Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) until the IRE supply begins.
“AEP Energy is committed to providing energy solutions that best fit our customers and their needs. Our Integrated Renewable Energy option helps customers meet their sustainability goals, while benefiting their communities,” said AEP Energy President Greg Hall. “Crown Battery is supporting new, local renewable resources that will be built in their area, creating economic and environmental benefits for northwest Ohio. We look forward to working with them to deliver reliable, emissions-free electricity that powers their operations and reduces their carbon footprint.”
“With AEP Energy’s help, we’ve already saved enough electricity to power 13,000 American homes,” said Hal Hawk, president of Crown Battery. “Now, we’re excited to cut our carbon footprint even more – and harvest the sun and wind to build our batteries. Sustainable environmental management is the future, and green energy is a win-win for our environment, our community, our company, and our customers.”