Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - Mississauga, ON
Mississauga, ON, May 30, 2012 - Saskatchewan residents and businesses now have some new options available regarding their natural gas supply as Just Energy, a leading competitive North American retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, brings its EcoChoice™ Natural Gas Program to the province.
With EcoChoice, customers can enjoy a special introductory price on their natural gas supply for the first year of the program and the stability of a competitive, protected supply rate for the remainder of their term. In addition, customers who enrol in EcoChoice will automatically have 20% of their natural gas consumption offset through the company's JustGreen™ carbon offset program, with the opportunity to upgrade and offset 100% of their natural gas consumption. Not only does the program offer choice and stability, customers can also reduce their carbon footprint at the same time.
Just Energy customers can also enjoy savings of 30% on energy efficient home products that can be purchased directly from the company's online SmartShop.
This is not the company's first introduction to the province. Just Energy also owns and operates Belle Plaine-based ethanol producer Terra Grain Fuels - one of the largest wheat-based ethanol facilities in North America. A clean-burning, renewable fuel, ethanol is primarily used as a gasoline fuel additive, which helps to reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
Wherever possible, the company looks to support green energy projects in the communities they serve. The Terra Grain Fuels facility is one more way that Just Energy is working to address the environmental impact of carbon emissions while also supporting local green energy projects and the local wheat farming industry. The ethanol is produced from approximately 15 million bushels of wheat purchased from local farms.
"As a company, we continuously strive to deliver products and programs that meet the evolving needs of energy consumers everywhere," says Ken Hartwick, Just Energy's President and CEO. "Our products are designed to maximize choice, control and stability for consumers in their energy supply options. Now, with our EcoChoice Program in Saskatchewan, we're pleased to build in environmental value by incorporating a carbon offset program to help customers reduce their ecological impact."
Just Energy representatives will be in communities across the province in the coming weeks to provide information about the options now available to Saskatchewan residents and businesses.
About Just Energy
With a vision to revolutionize how our customers use energy, Just Energy is a leading competitive North American retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy. With regional offices across Canada and the U.S., Just Energy serves close to 2 million residential and commercial customers through a wide range of energy programs and home comfort services. The company's simple and effective green energy options provide consumers with greater choice and control to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use. Established in 1997, Just Energy is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE: JE and TSX: JE) and parent to affiliate companies: Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, Hudson Energy Solar, National Home Services, Momentis, Tara Energy and Terra Grain Fuels.
About Terra Grain Fuels
Terra Grain Fuels specializes in the production of wheat-based ethanol, a clean-burning, renewable fuel primarily used as a gasoline fuel additive. The lifecycle emissions from the production and combustion of ethanol are significantly lower than those generated from gasoline. Based in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan, the facility is designed to produce approximately 150 million litres of ethanol annually, making it one of the largest wheat-based ethanol facilities in North America. Terra Grain Fuels is a subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE:JE and TSX:JE) with 1.8 million customers across North America. Visit terragrainfuels.com to learn more.