The fastest growing energy source in the country is renewable energy and the Energy Cooperative of America is pleased to be able to offer our customers a 100% renewable energy supply option. This clean source of energy is comprised of wind and hydro. We are able to offer this green energy alternative to our New York customers in the National Grid, Rochester Gas & Electric, New York State Electric & Gas.
The cost of producing renewable energy is slightly higher than conventional electricity, aka “brown power.” As a result, there is an additional charge of 3.5 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) for the renewable energy supply option. For example, if conventional electricity is selling for $0.05 per Kwh then you would add 3.5 cents to that per Kwh price, making the total cost for renewable electricity supply $0.085 per Kwh.
For the average residential customer with an annual usage of 8,400 kilowatt hours per year, the added cost for exercising this option is approximately $294 per year. We applaud the many customers that are currently utilizing renewable electricity and their commitment to reducing their environmental impact.
Customers interested in learning more about programs and funding available for decreasing their carbon footprint may visit the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) website at www.nyserda.ny.gov