• Renewable Energy

  • Renewable energy is energy that is generated from natural resources that are continually replenished. Sources of renewable energy include the sun, wind, moving water, and heat. Renewable energy can replace more traditional sources of energy, such as fossil fuels or nuclear, in four main areas: electricity generation, water/space heating, motor fuels, and off-grid applications.

    We have provided our customers helpful information on renewable energy solutions and programs. You can check out our information on renewable energy sources, green energy programs, applications for customer generation interconnection and frequently asked questions in the menu to the left. You can also contact our Green Energy Advisor for more information.

     

    Why is Renewable Energy Important?

    Renewable energy sources can be replenished in a relatively short period of time, are not tied to volatile foreign energy market conditions, and have less environmental impact than traditional energy sources. They can reduce the need for transporting electricity through cables, poles, towers, etc. However, some of these sources cannot always be “on,” which can reduce the availability to our customers. 

    A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased use of renewable energy. All the areas we serve have regulated standards that require these goals are met every year. The standards carefully balance the mix of renewable energy sources and traditionally generated electricity to ensure we can provide a reliable supply to our customers.

     

    What Does This Mean For You?

    This means you and future generations can enjoy plentiful energy resources, energy security and a cleaner environment. Focusing on renewable energy sources means that each individual has a greater opportunity to make a difference in our carbon footprint, which can translate to a more secure energy future and environmentally friendly future for all.