Green Power Switch
TVA and Appalachian Electric Cooperative, working in cooperation with the environmental community, developedGreen Power Switch as a way to bring green power — electricity that’s generated by renewable resources such as solar, wind, and methane gas — to area consumers. Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12 percent of a typical household’s monthly energy use). Each block adds $4 to the customer’s monthly power bills. Consumers may buy as many blocks as they like. Green Power Switch is also available to commercial and industrial consumers.
The environmental effects of traditional energy sources like coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power can be significant. Although no source of energy is impact-free, renewable resources create less waste and pollution. In fact, an investment of an additional $8 per month on your power bill buys enough Green Power Switch to equal the environmental benefits of planting an acre of trees. Although renewable sources like sunlight and wind are free, the technology used to capture the energy they produce is still more expensive than traditional power generation methods.
To sign up for Green Power Switch or for more details on the program, contact us today at extension 1174.
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