Scott has energy to undertake fundraiser
Energy services provider Direct Energy said it will donate $15 to the Scott Township Athletic Association for every Scott resident or business that signs up for the company's fixed-price electricity program.
“From our perspective, this is a no-cost, no-work fundraiser,” association President Herb Ohliger said of the partnership with the company.
Direct Energy is among several electricity suppliers that are competing for customers in Duquesne Light Co.'s service territory, which includes Scott as well as much of Allegheny and Beaver counties.
“We don't generate electricity or natural gas,” Direct Energy publicist Julie Hendry said. “We just sell the price. We appear as a line item on their bill.”
Direct Energy and other power suppliers entered Pennsylvania in recent years after the state deregulated its electricity market. Customers can sign up with them to provide the electric supply portion of their utility service. Duquesne Light still delivers the electricity and maintains wires and poles.
Using a retail energy provider allows residents lock in a fixed price for their electricity rather than running the risk of fluctuating prices by going directly through the electric company, according to Direct Energy.
Direct Energy is just one of almost 20 fixed-rate retail energy providers hoping to bring in Duquesne Light customers.
Duquesne Light's current rate is $0.0989 per killowatt hour. Direct Energy's is $0.0799.
Ohliger said that while there is no way of knowing how much the association will make, every little bit helps. Customers who sign up will be on the billing cycle from June 2013 until July 2014, and residents can sign up until the end of the billing cycle.
“If we make $15, we make $15,” he said. “If we make a thousand, we make a thousand.”
Any money they receive through the fundraiser, he said, will go toward infrastructure.
He said the association has recently redone one Scott Park baseball field, and they are working on drainage issues there. In addition, the sidewalk has been made more handicap accessible.
“We're doing more in the next couple months,” he said. “It's always nice to have a few dollars to use.”
Ohliger said the next projects will include ramps and a sidewalk near the girls' softball field at Scott Park.
He's optimistic about the fundraising, though.
“Hopefully we'll get something,” he said. “Every dollar counts.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Chartiers Valley, South Fayette marching bands look forward to season on the move
- South Fayette church takes multi-generational approach
- Savoyards prepare to kick off 77th season at Carnegie music hall
- Oyler: Much to do about nothing when picking up mail
- South Fayette native earns pageant title
- Town Talk: Carnegie couple marks 40th anniversary