Reduce your impact on the environment by purchasing "green energy" – electricity created from renewable resources such as biomass, solar and wind energy.
Jackson EMC is one of the 38 Georgia electric cooperatives that formed the nonprofit cooperative Green Power EMC to contract for electricity from renewable resources to offer EMC members.
You can opt for 150 kilowatt-hours of green energy as part of your monthly electricity use. This is about a tenth of the average monthly household use.
Your bill will include an additional $4.50 charge, or 3 cents per kilowatt-hour, to cover the added expense of generating from renewable resources. Your cost to help the environment is just 15 cents a day. You can opt out of Green Power at any time and the $4.50 charge will stop after the current billing period.
Sun Power for Schools
Part of the price of each Green Power kilowatt-hour goes into a research and development fund, a portion of which funds the Sun Power for Schools program. Through the program, students at participating Georgia schools can study solar power first hand.
The power currently comes from methane gas from two landfill sites, a low-impact hydropower facility and a biomass facility that uses waste wood. Green Power EMC continues to look for more opportunities to add renewable energy generating capacity.
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Green Power is Green-e Certified
Green-e, an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy, certifies that Green Power meets the environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more about Green-e certification requirements, go to www.green-e.org.