Ever wonder what it means for you to make your electricity plan "green"?
Many people think that if they choose a green plan they are getting power directly from a renewable energy source. It doesn't exactly work that way. See, renewable electrons are indistinguishable from electrons created through other means like fossil fuels (natural gas, coal, etc.). As a result, it is impossible for any electricity provider to ensure that the electrons that reach your home or business are generated from a renewable resource (no matter what they may say on their websites).
But choosing a green plan does support the renewable industry. Here's how it works. When you choose a green power plan, we purchase and retire "renewable energy credits", also known as "RECs", to effectively offset your usage with power generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass. Visit our FAQs to get more details.