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March 26, 2003

Austin Energy Tops Green Power Sales

Austin Energy sold 251,520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power last year, more than any other utility in the nation. The utility's GreenChoice program offers electricity from wind, solar, methane gas from landfills, and hydropower plants to more than 6,500 residents, 165 small businesses, and 31 large companies and organizations in Austin, TX. Sacramento Municipal Utility District was the second largest green power producer last year at 104,344,000 kWh, and Xcel Energy was third with 103,739000 kWh. See Austin Energy's press release.