Did you know that at ALP Utilities, 83% of the carbon-free energy you purchase already comes from clean energy resources that do not produce greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide or other pollutants? Our clean energy comes from renewable resources including hydroelectric, wind, and solar power, and from nuclear power which is not renewable, but releases no greenhouse gases.
Would you like to do even more to help the environment? Our Bright Energy Choices program allows customers to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs. RECs are proof that electricity was generated by qualifying carbon-free, renewable facilities—such as wind and solar farms—and fed into the electric grid. These RECs are available through Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), our supplemental wholesale power supplier.
By enrolling in Bright Energy Choices, your business can purchase RECs to offset the portion of your electricity that comes from fossil fuels, making your electric usage, in effect, 100% clean and carbon-free. Making clean energy purchases through RECs helps promote the development of future clean and renewable resources and demonstrates your support for our environment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Energy usage is billed per kilowatt-hour (kWh). A Bright Energy Choices premium will be applied to the percentage of your actual monthly energy purchases that come from fossil fuels and shown as a separate line item on your bill. The Bright Energy Choices premium for 2021 is $0.001, or one-tenth of one cent, per kWh.
HOW DO I START PURCHASING RENEWABLE ENERGY?
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?