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Energy for Tomorrow


Small business renewable energy program

Make a difference in your community and demonstrate your commitment to the environment by purchasing renewable energy.

Energy for Tomorrow provides the option to purchase electricity from renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and biomass. When you sign up, you can choose to have 25, 50 or 100 percent of your monthly electricity usage charged at the Energy for Tomorrow rate, which is 2.007 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) more than the standard energy charge.

Most of the additional charge is used to purchase renewable energy, which is more expensive than traditional sources. Some is used to promote the program and to provide updates to participants.

Program description

Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program is a tariffed rate rider offered to We Energies electric customers. The tariff is regulated by the public service commission. All changes to these tariffs must be submitted to and approved by the applicable state laws and regulatory policies of the public service commission. Notification of changes to Energy for Tomorrow prices will follow regulations set forth by the public service commission.

Customers enrolled in Energy for Tomorrow receive a fuel-cost adjustment (FCA) reduction based on participation level. Customers enrolled at 100 percent pay no FCA; enrollment at 50 percent receives a 50 percent FCA reduction; and enrollment at 25 percent receives a 25 percent reduction.

Energy for Tomorrow program activation takes one or two billing periods. Energy for Tomorrow charges appear on We Energies energy bills. The charge is labeled, showing participation level and total charge each billing period.

Small business customers may sign up, change participation level and withdraw from the Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program at any time by notifying us at 800-242-9137. There is no fee to withdraw or change participation level.

Product content label

Energy for Tomorrow matches 25, 50 or 100 percent of your electricity use. Energy for Tomorrow is made up of the following new renewable resources averaged annually. Information provided is both historic and prospective. We base all comparisons on 660 kWh per month. 660 kWh is the average monthly use for a We Energies Residential customer. The Energy for Tomorrow rate is administered by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Changes to the rate are subject to their rules. For specific information about this electricity product, go online or call 800-242-9137.

Product 2018 actual mix1 2019 projected mix2 General location
Energy for Tomorrow Green-e certified new renewables3
Biomass 28% 28% WI
Solar 1% 1% WI
Wind 71% 71% WI
Total 100% 100%  
We Energies overall power mix
Renewables 3.7% 4.7% WI, MI, MN and MB
Coal 45.5% 36.7% WI and MI
Natural gas/oil 22.4% 29.6% WI
Other 28.5% 29% WI and MI
Total 100% 100%  

  1. These figures reflect the actual resource mix of electricity delivered to Energy for Tomorrow customers in 2018.
  2. These figures reflect the renewables that we have contracted to provide in 2019. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability.
  3. New renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the past 15 years.
  4. For comparison, the current average mix of resources supplying the United States includes: Natural Gas (32.1%), Coal (29.9%), Nuclear (20.0%), Renewables (17.0%), Petroleum (0.5%), and Other (0.3%). This resource mix is for 2017 as detailed by the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

Green-e logoEnergy for Tomorrow is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at green-e.org