What is Green Power and is it Available to Me?
The term “green power” refers to electricity supplied from renewable energy sources. Green power electricity can be entirely from renewable resources. Quite often, electricity is produced using a combination of fossil fuels and renewable resources, which is called a green power blended product. When you choose to purchase green power, you support renewable energy resources.
A resource is called renewable if it can be naturally replenished. In general, renewables have lower environmental impacts than non-renewables. Renewable energy sources for electricity are such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal energy.
As a T.I.P. Rural Electric Cooperative member you now have the opportunity to buy renewable or Green Power energy. Through green power pricing any participating member will pay a green power charge to cover the extra cost of the renewable energy. Green power is available in blocks of 100 kWh at a cost of $2.00 per block per month. This charge is added on top of your normal monthly electric bill as a separate line item. A contract of 12 months is required to participate. You, as a customer can decide how much green power you can afford if you choose to enroll.
It is important to remember that the green power you purchase is not actually delivered to your home. Instead, it is generated and supplied to the power grid. From there it will be delivered into the T.I.P. system that serves all our customers.
We welcome your participation and are pleased to offer this option to you. Remember what you pay for when you buy green power is the benefit of displacing other non-renewable energy sources from the grid. If you have any questions please call our office at 1-800-934-7976. If you are interested in purchasing green power please enroll by filling out the Alternate Energy Agreement.