As part of RCEC's renewable energy and energy conservation plan, the co-op is offering to interested consumers the opportunity to "go green" to help ensure clean, environmentally friendly power will be available for future generations.
Green power is electricity generated from environmentally friendly renewable resources such as wind, solar and hydro (water). Consumers can "go green" by making the commitment to become energy efficient at home, on the farm or business. Using Energy Star rated appliances such as high efficiency heat pumps, refrigerators, electric water heaters, washers and dryers is a good place to start.
Investing in renewable energy generation under RCEC's voluntary renewable energy rate rider is the second step to "going green". Interested consumers have the following three options of purchasing a portion of all of their energy from renewable sources:
Option #1: 100 kWh block of renewable energy purchased at an additional $2.25 cents per kWh above the traditional tariff the consumer is under
Option #2: 500 kWh block of renewable energy purchased at an additional $10.50 (2.1 cents per kWh) above the traditional tariff the consumer is under
Option #3: All kWh consumed will be renewable energy for an additional purchase price of 2.0 cents per kWh above the traditional tariff the consumer is under
Under any of these options, the consumer is making a voluntary contribution based on monthly energy use in addition to monthly electricity costs based on existing rates.