Voluntary Green Pricing Program
Customers electing to enroll in TCL&P’s Voluntary Green Pricing Program will do so by clicking HERE

Questions and Answers

1. What is the Voluntary Green Pricing Program (VGP)?
2. Is there an additional cost associated with this election?
3. How often will this rate get adjusted?
4. How much of my electricity can I elect be renewable energy?
5. Will my election be offset by what TCL&P currently provides as renewable?
6. Once enrolled, how long do I have to remain in the program?
7. Is the percentage of renewable energy I elect getting delivered to my home/business directly from a renewable source?

 

1. What is the Voluntary Green Pricing Program (VGP)?

Public Act 342, Section 61 requires that an electric provider offer to its customers the opportunity to participate in a voluntary green pricing program under which the customer can specify, from the options made available by the electric provider, the amount of electricity attributable to that customer that will be renewable energy.
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2. Is there an additional cost associated with this election?

Yes. Customer’s electing this premium service option will receive an additional charge per kWh, currently set at $.0085, for the specified amount of electricity that is renewable.
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3. How often will this rate get adjusted?

The rate will be modified when the utility executes a purchase agreement for new renewable resources or on a biennial basis, whichever comes sooner.
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4. How much of my electricity can I elect be renewable energy?

Customers have the option of choosing 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of their consumption come from renewable energy.
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5. Will my election be offset by what TCL&P currently provides as renewable?

Yes. TCL&P currently provides 10% of its electricity through renewable sources. Customers electing one of the options above will be charged that amount less 10%. As an example, if a customer elected 50% renewable, the additional per kWh rate would only apply to 40%.
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6. Once enrolled, how long do I have to remain in the program?

There are no requirements on the length of time a customer must remain in the program. All participants electing to sign up will be enrolled until notification from the customer is received requesting termination.
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7. Is the percentage of renewable energy I elect getting delivered to my home/business directly from a renewable source?

Unfortunately, it is physically impossible to distinguish and deliver individual electrons to specific homes or businesses. TCL&P's electricity is generated using multiple sources such as wind, coal and solar. This generated electricity gets pushed up into the "electric grid" which is a vast network of wires that transmits electricity coming from all fuel sources. By choosing green power (purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates to match your consumption) you are ensuring that renewable electricity is being delivered to the power grid on your behalf. 
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[Last Updated: 7/13/2018 2:32:13 PM]