- Jul 8th 2008 at 8:42AM
Watkins Glen Raceway switches to wind power for electricity
For six decades, the Watkins Glen racetrack has been a home to motorsports in upstate New York. For many years it was the home of the US Grand Prix until the F1 circus decided they were too good to trek up to the Finger Lakes every October. In recent years, the Glen has played host to NASCAR and IndyCars as well as sports cars of various types. While the cars on the track use a variety of liquid fuels for motivation, lots of electricity is required as well. So the Glen is teaming up with Juice Energy Inc to provide electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind. For the next three years, Watkins Glen will buy wind powered electricity equivalent to all its electrical use through Juice. The Watkins Glen press release is after the jump.
[Source: Watkins Glen]
Juice Energy helps Watkins Glen International race towards
greener, lower-priced electricity through new partnership
Watkins Glen International, one of the nation's most historic racetracks, will soon be leading the way towards reducing their carbon footprint with the help of Juice Energy. The 60 year old raceway, known worldwide as "The Glen," has signed a new contract with Juice in an effort to lower their ever-rising electricity costs, and limit the track's impact on the environment.
Juice Energy, Inc. is a New York-based electricity supplier that utilizes unique methodologies to deliver electricity to their clients at the lowest possible rates. By constantly monitoring the energy markets, Juice creates custom solutions that bring the advantages of electricity competition to clients.
At the same time, Juice offers clients access to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, making them a popular choice for businesses looking to curb their environmental impact.
The new deal will cover all of The Glen's electricity needs for the next three years. In addition, the track will become one of the first motor sports facilities in North America to adopt a greener electricity strategy with the purchase of wind power equal to 100% of their annual electric use. The green power purchase effectively offsets the track's electricity related greenhouse gas emissions.
Craig Rust, President of Watkins Glen International, said the decision to go with Juice was an easy one: "It's not everyday that we find a new business partner that brings as much to the table as Juice. We're going to enjoy savings on electricity and take a major step forward in our plan to become a greener track."
For Juice, it's been a very busy year as they sign one new client after another. "Millions of people have enjoyed races at The Glen over the past 60 years. We're really excited about our new involvement with this particular partner," said Brian Hayduk, co-founder of Juice. "Our main priority is customer service, so we'll probably have to stop by on race days to see how our strategies are working."
Juice is a revolutionary energy company working solely on behalf of their clients. Operating in deregulated markets, Juice tailors rate structures and products to improve clients' financial performance and carbon footprint. Juice brings energy portfolio management, transparency and new accountability measures, for the highest return at the lowest cost. www.aboutjuice.com
About Watkins Glen International:
Tickets for the historic 60th Anniversary Season at Watkins Glen International are on-sale now! The stars of the IndyCar Series were at The Glen for the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4-6. The action continues with the Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend highlights the summer action, August 7-10. For tickets and more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website www.TheGlen.com.