Xcel customers to have new option to power their homes

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Xcel Energy customers in Wisconsin now have a new option to power their homes and businesses with clean wind and solar energy.

Monday, they announced its Renewable Connect Program. Xcel says customers who subscribe will be able to secure up to 100 percent of their electricity from a blend of wind and solar resources.

Officials say the program will allow customers to subscribe to the full renewable energy benefits of low-cost wind and solar energy, giving them the flexibility to choose how much and for how long.

"Customers have been asking for additional ways to access renewable energy and that's why we're offering Renewable Connect. So, it's in addition to what we already offer customers. So, customers can do as they can go online or use our app to sign up for Renewable Connect and they can do that beginning today in Wisconsin,” said Brian Elwood with Xcel Energy.

Xcel officials say the new program aligns with its clean energy, low cost strategy, with a vision to achieve zero-carbon electricity by 2050.