Green Power is a voluntary program that allows customers to designate a portion or all of their monthly electric usage to come from power generated by renewable energy sources, such as wind power.
How does the program work?
You can designate 25, 50 or 100 percent of your monthly electric usage to come from power generated by renewable energy sources. If you own a business, you have the added flexibility to designate 5 or 10 percent of your monthly usage.
We’ll purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) on your behalf, which act like a tracking system, so we know how much renewable energy is going into the grid.
You’ll continue to receive your electricity bill from NIPSCO, and you can change your participation level or cancel at any time without fees.
Your purchase of RECs is supporting renewable electricity production in Midwestern states. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced. The purchase helps build a market for renewable electricity and may have other local and global environmental benefits, like reducing global climate change and regional air pollution.
Our Green Power RECs are Green-e Energy certified, and meet environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.
How much does it cost?
If you enroll in Green Power, you’ll pay a monthly premium in addition to our standard, regulated electric rate. The added costs are passed through directly to you, with no mark up or financial return for us. If you’re not participating in this program, you’re not responsible for any charges associated with making this program available to our other customers.
Our current green power rate is $0.001657 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The rate is subject to change depending on the source of renewable energy certificates and number of participants in the program, and may be adjusted once each year through filings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The chart below will help show how the premiums will work.
|Green Power Designation||Monthly Surcharge*|
*Based on average monthly electric usage of 1,000 kWh.
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