Monday, September 11, 2006

The Price of Green Energy

After talking with an official from Consumers Energy, I have some hard numbers on their renewable energy program. The program itself began last September, and under an agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission, the are required to have 18,000 customers signed up by a year from now. Currently they have 5,000.

The renewable energy surcharge is .01667 cents per kw/hour. At my house last month, we used 443 kw/hours (which is slightly below average). That means that if we were to switch over to 100% green power, it would mean a total surcharge of $7.38 for this month. Sounds very doable to me.

Previously: Empties For Energy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been signed up for this for the last couple of years, although I think it was messed up for a minute when the bill was transfered to Jeremy's name. It makes you feel good, that alone is worth 7.oo!


2:33 PM  
Blogger J.Knecht said...

I have been piggybacking on some one else's account (as a roommate) for the past few years, but I think I can convince him to sign up. And I'm happy you're part of the solution! Nice.

8:33 PM  

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