TOTO USA To Buy Green Energy From Georgia Power

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorMorrow, Ga.–TOTO USA Inc., a plumbing products manufacturing company, based in Morrow, has agreed to purchase 480,000 kilowatt-hours of Green Energy from Georgia Power, headquartered in Atlanta.Green Energy is environmentally friendly electricity generated from sources like the sun, wind, water, landfill methane and biomass.“The recent Green Energy purchase by TOTO is evidence that more and moreof our customers see the value of making renewable sources a part of their energy portfolio,” says Richard Holmes, senior vice president of Georgia Power for the Metro Atlanta region. “As our newest partner, TOTO’s commitment will raise awareness of the importance Green Energy plays in protecting our environment,” says Holmes.Since Georgia Power began the Green Energy program in October 2006, more than 4,000 customers have committed to purchase more than 19 million kilowatt-hours of Green Energy annually. The majority of the electricity Georgia Power purchases for the program comes from a methane gas landfill facility in DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta.“By adding earth-friendly green energy that spares landfills to our energy portfolio, we continue in our ongoing efforts to provide products and engage in business practices that conserve our natural resources, reduce pollution, and enhance environmental sustainability,” says Lenora Campos, manager of public relations at TOTO USA Inc.  TOTO USA is the North American division of TOTO, Ltd., one of the world’s largest plumbing products manufacturers with global headquarters in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan.