This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.
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The cost of living is rising. Whether it's at the grocery store or in your energy costs, prices are getting steeper and I don't blame you if you're scared. I'm right there with you because I feel like every dime that I make goes to bills. There's nothing left for play and sometimes that makes life seem a little less enjoyable.
I've actually been thinking a lot about alternative energy sources lately and have heard great things about wind power, which is not just better for the environment, but it's lighter on the wallet as well. This brings me to Xcel Energy which has been the nation's #1 provider of wind energy over the last decade. Residents of Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Mexico can benefit from the energy that Xcel Energy provides through Windsource.
With 5,300 megawatts of wind in their system, Xcel Energy can power nearly 2.7 million average-size homes each year! In partnership since 2008 with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, they have been able to predict the wind with a highly-detailed wind-forecasting system that has saved $46 million in fuel costs for their customers.
There are services available for business as well as residential customers. Windsource has Green-e certification which is the leader in consumer protection certification for programs that provide green power. The amount of renewable energy in each state served is made possible through your purchase of Windsource.
You can find more information about costs by state, information on the program and enrollment links right on their website. You can also tour a virtual wind farm and learn all about how wind power works.
As people, we really use so many resources and I feel that it's important to start making small changes as we can to protect the planet for generations to come.
What is your family doing to promote the generation of more renewable energy?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.