FirstEnergy has announced that its subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions, a US company that provides competitive electricity services, has launched SmartWind, a wind energy product for commercial and industrial customers.

With the SmartWind program, FirstEnergy Solutions’s electric generation customers can purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) from wind farms in western Pennsylvania contracted to FirstEnergy Solutions. SmartWind allows commercial and industrial electric generation customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Michigan to support wind technology for producing electricity.

Charles Jones, president of FirstEnergy Solutions, said: SmartWind enables our generation customers to support the production of electricity using wind power. This program is an extension of our commitment to provide electricity in an environmentally responsible manner.