Customer Choice For Natural Gas and Electric Supply
Choosing green energy and making a difference shouldn't hurt your budget. With some 3rd party suppliers you can help the environment with affordable solutions.
A Higher Standard
In order to promote an increased usage of renewable energy and the development of renewable products, many states have adopted Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). An RPS is a statewide benchmark for the percentage of electricity that must come from green, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Continued development of renewable resources is largely driven by the adoption of these standards. As many states continue to work toward green energy solutions and higher renewable standards,
How does "green energy" work?
To help facilitate the sale of renewable electricity nationally, a system was established that separates renewable electricity generation into two parts: the electricity produced by a renewable generator and the renewable "attributes" of that generation. These renewable attributes are sold separately as renewable energy certificates (RECs). One REC is issued for each megawatt-hour (MWh) unit of renewable electricity produced. Buying RECs helps build a market for renewable electricity and contributes to environmental sustainability.
What's so great about being green?
By purchasing these products, customers help sustain renewable generators as well as aid the development of new renewable resources. As a measurement of our customers’ impact, we regularly measure the collective carbon emissions our customers have avoided simply by using greener electricity. collective reduction in carbon emissions from our family of customers.
In addition to feeling better about your contribution to the environment, there are many widespread benefits of greener energy resources. Some of these benefits include:
- Environmental improvement
- Increased diversity and security of energy supply
- Lower natural gas prices
- Reduced volatility of power prices
- Local economic development