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.
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.
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
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.
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.