Most of the energy used to power our homes and businesses has been generated using coal, which is a finite resource and when burned releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – which can have unfavorable environmental consequences.
Today, the energy industry is exploring new ways to generate power for consumers using renewable resources such as wind, sun, and water. However, generating power from these renewable sources is more costly than from the traditional power supplies. Provo residents who have installed solar panels know that it was not inexpensive. Depending on the size of the system, pricing of a solar panel system can range anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 and could take many years to ever see the return on the investment.
Provo Power is now offering RenewChoice – a new program that allows customers the flexibility of utilizing renewable energy without the exuberant costs of installing solar panels on individual homes. There’s no equipment installation, there’s no changes to the electrical meter, it’s just a choice. Yes, it’s actually that simple – you can choose to utilize clean renewable energy!
Go to renewchoice.com where you can choose to purchase renewable energy in 100-kilowatt-hour (kWh) increments, known as blocks. Each block costs $2 per month, which is an additional charge on your regular usage-based energy bill. You can calculate and choose a percentage of renewable energy blocks you’d like to purchase in comparison to your monthly energy consumption – 10% up to 100%, or even more if you so desire.
Renewable energy is electrical energy generated from power resources that can be regenerated or replenished naturally, such as wind, solar, various forms of biomass, geothermal, and hydropower. Renewable energy is important for the following reasons:
- Less impact on the environment than fossil-fueled power
- Source is limitless and clean
- Better air quality with no added air pollutants
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you enroll in RenewChoice, Provo Power will purchase renewable energy from renewable power facilities to match your RenewChoice energy amounts. The program guarantees that electricity from renewable resources is delivered to the power system, reduces the need for electricity generated from fossil fuels, and reduces air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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