What is Green Power?
Green Power is electricity generated by renewable resources like the sun, wind, and methane gas that is found in landfills. These resources are replenished naturally. Green Power is generated by Santee Cooper and distributed by electric cooperatives across the state….from the Upstate to the Lowcountry.
Why is my electric cooperative offering Green Power?
Green Power provides you a direct opportunity to help our environment by supporting electricity generated from renewable power sources. By voluntarily participating in the Green Power program, you and your electric cooperative are proving your commitment to community by helping improve our environment.
Where does Green Power come from?
At this stage of Green Power development, the primary source of renewable energy comes from methane gas that is found in landfills across South Carolina. In addition, a small part comes from solar and wind energy.
How much does Green Power cost?
Each 100 kilowatt-hour block will add a mere $3 to your monthly electric bill. One block (100 kWh) is approximately 10 percent of a typical household’s monthly energy use. There is no equipment to buy, and you won’t have to change your lifestyle one bit. You can sign up for as many blocks as you like, knowing that you are doing your part in helping the environment and making renewable energy resources and facilities a reality.
Where does the money go?
All revenue from the sale of Green Power is reinvested in future development of renewable energy resources.
Does Green Power really make a difference?
By trapping methane gas and turning it into useful energy, your electric cooperative is helping to rid the environment of a dangerous greenhouse gas. Fortunately, as fuel, the gas is a renewable energy and has no waste. What’s more, for just 2 dimes a day* Green Power has the environmental impact of not driving a car for almost 3 months.
How do I participate?
Green Power is a totally voluntary program. To participate, contact Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Or simply fill out the form and drop it off at your nearest co-op office or send it in with your next bill payment.
Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection
standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.
* EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator using 200kWh/month for the state of South Carolina