More and more people today are showing interest in sustainable practices for their homes and businesses. Historically in Utah, most of the energy used to power our homes and businesses has been generated using coal, which is a finite resource and when burned, releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which can have unfavorable environmental consequences.
Today, the energy industry is exploring new ways to generate power for consumers using renewable resources (such as wind, solar, and hydro). However, generating power from these renewable sources is more costly than from the traditional power supplies.
RenewChoice allows energy consumers in certain Utah cities to purchase 100 kWh blocks of power that are from renewable sources. The program allows flexibility for how much of a power customer’s energy portfolio comes from clean energy. Customers may opt in or out at any time (allowing for about 30 days of processing time).
Use the SelectGreen Calculator to estimate your monthly cost of participation and how much of an impact you can make on the environment.
Note: This calculator is designed primarily for residential power customers. Businesses and large organizations may contact their city utility to discuss the benefits and impact of SelectGreen participation and to obtain a quote for the cost of participation.