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Instead of simply greening up your personal electricity usage, your participation in Alameda Green offers you the opportunity to support renewable energy beyond Alameda’s borders. By avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, this renewable energy contributes to cleaner, greener communities in our region.
Alameda Green costs an additional 2 cents per kilowatt-hour on top of the standard Alameda Municipal Power electricity mix rates. The cost will vary monthly based on your usage, but is about $6.62 extra per month for the average Alameda home. It appears as a separate line item on your bill so you have full transparency on the monthly cost.
One renewable energy certificate (REC) represents 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy delivered to the power grid. To put that in perspective, the average Alameda home uses 331 kilowatt-hours a month. The purchase of RECs helps support production of new renewable energy technologies. All of our RECs are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency's preferred third party, Green-e®. To watch a video about RECs, click here.
A third party (in line with the Green-e® Energy program requirements) audits the program each year to confirm that the renewable energy certificates purchased for Alameda Green customers are accounted for.
Choosing renewable energy offers a number of benefits to your business. Alameda Green will help your business:
Yes. We encourage businesses to consider joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. Purchases of Alameda Green qualify as an eligible supply for that program, as well as for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program.