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Glacial Energy Launches Residential Electric Service in the Detroit Edison & Consumers Energy Territories

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., April 4, 2012—Glacial Energy—a Michigan
licensed alternative electric supplier (AES) and one of the fastest growing
alternative energy suppliers in the United States—today announced it has
launched a retail electricity program targeting residential customers in the Detroit
Edison and Consumers Energy service territories. Michigan residential electric
customers now have the opportunity to switch to Glacial Energy and potentially
enjoy greater savings. As a way of saying thanks for switching, the first 5,000
residential customers that sign-up and switch will receive their first month of
electricity free once they become Glacial Energy customers. For more
information, visit

Once a customer makes the switch, they do not become a Glacial Energy
customer immediately. Under Public Act 286, only 10 percent of the electricity
generated is available to the Electric Choice Program. This “CAP” applies to
both Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison independently. This means 90
percent of all electric customers, which include residential and commercial, buy
their power from either Consumers or Detroit Edison while the other 10 percent
are able to take advantage of being a customer of an AES.

Recently, legislation has been filed that would raise the CAP and allow more of
the utility’s customers to participate in their Electric Choice Program. If the CAP
is raised, residential customers who sign up could get their electric supply from
Glacial Energy.

Based on a household’s current energy needs, Glacial Energy offers options that
best provide for planning and potential cost savings. While individual savings
vary, homeowners may potentially save compared to rates being charged by
their electric utility.

“Glacial Energy’s move to service residential customers comes at a critical time
for Michigan;� said Terry Hart, Glacial Energy’s Senior Vice President for
Michigan. “Currently, Michigan has the highest utility rates in the Midwest and for
the first time ever, rates higher than the national average. With Glacial Energy,
customers have a cost competitive alternative to standard service.�

Glacial Energy is one of the fastest growing national retail energy suppliers in the
United States, currently supplying electricity and natural gas to residential,
commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in deregulated states
throughout the country. Visit for more information on
switching to Glacial Energy as your alternative electric supplier.



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