GreenCurrentsSM is a green energy program that makes being green easy and affordable. When you opt in to the GreenCurrentsSM program, the dollars you contribute are used to support the generation of electricity from Michigan-based, renewable energy sources.
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy comes from resources that are inexhaustible or continually replenished. Our renewable energy comes from:
- Wind - wind turbines connected to a generator capture wind and generate electricity
- Biomass - wood and wood waste are the largest sources of biomass energy, followed by municipal solid waste and alcohol fuels
Your participation results in many benefits for you and future generations. Benefits like …
Reducing Air Pollution
By participating in GreenCurrents, you're supporting electricity generation from clean sources such as wind and biomass energy
Preserving the Environment
The benefits related to renewable energy can directly be linked to a healthier and cleaner environment. But also, because we have limited sources of fossil fuels -- natural gas, coal, oil and diesel fuels -- we need to look for alternatives in energy generation
Fueling the Michigan Economy
The development of new wind farms and biomass plants help create jobs in Michigan. The increased demand for renewable energy can boost energy independence for the state.
Choose the option that works best for you
100 Percent Match
This option enables you to match 100 percent of your monthly electric consumption for 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The monthly cost is based on the amount of kilowatt-hours used each month, and is in addition to your normal monthly electric charges.
Kilowatt-Hour Block Enrollment
This option enables you to choose a participation level that is right for you and your budget.
Your business may purchase renewable energy in single block increments, which represent 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy per block. The cost per block is $20.00 per month. There is no limit on the amount of individual blocks purchased. The monthly cost is in addition to your business' normal monthly electric charges.
GreenCurrents is a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy program
Green-e Energy™ is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market. Learn more about the Green-e Energy™ certification program here. View our Green-e Energy™ product labels and Terms and Conditions*.
Green-e Energy™ certifies that GreenCurrents meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy™ certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org
Note: All customers are required to pay the full applicable renewable energy surcharge necessary to facilitate compliance with Michigan's recently enacted energy portfolio standard. Your GreenCurrents charge is in addition to the renewable energy portfolio charge.
Join the thousand of others who have already made the choice to support the development of clean, renewable energy generation for Michigan!