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, hydro, and bio gas. 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 1 cent 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 1 cent to that per Kwh price, making the total cost for renewable electricity supply $0.06 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 $84 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