Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program
Energy for Tomorrow makes it easy to make a difference in the environment by increasing electricity production from energy sources such as wind, solar and landfill gas. As a We Energies electric customer, you can participate in this voluntary program that not only increases use of renewable energy but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions produced by fossil fuels.
How it works
- Choose amount. You can participate at a 25, 50 or 100 percent level. We produce or purchase renewable energy to match that percentage of your electric usage, which replaces equal amounts of electric generation from traditional sources. Participation does not impact electric service reliability.
- Pay additional charge per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Because renewable energy costs more to produce than energy generated from traditional sources, the price is slightly higher. We use the premium to produce or purchase renewable energy and to enroll new participants.
A typical residential customer uses about 750 kWh a month. Here is a comparison of additional charges for 750 kWh at the various participation levels (actual monthly charges vary based on usage):
- 25% Level ($0.00502/kWh): $3.77
- 50% Level ($0.01004/kWh): $7.53
- 100% Level ($0.02007/kWh): $15.05
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.
Residential 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 an average home using 750 kWh per month. For specific information about this electricity product, visit www.we-energies.com/eft or call 800-242-9137.
|Product||2015 actual mix (adjusted)1||2016 projected mix (adjusted)2||2016 actual mix1||2017 projected mix2||General location|
|Energy for Tomorrow Green-e certified new renewables3|
|We Energies overall power mix|
|Renewables||4.6%||4.3%||5.3%||5.5%||WI, MI, MN and MB|
|Coal||53.5%||52.2%||49.9%||53.7%||WI and MI|
We have used a combination of wind, landfill gas (also called biomass) and solar power sources for Energy for Tomorrow since 1996. In 2015, we adjusted that mix to use less landfill gas, while adding in some power from methane digesters on dairy farms. When making that adjustment, we did not properly adjust the allocation in the projected 2015 mix shown in the Energy for Tomorrow Product Content Label. The chart above shows the corrected 2015 actual and 2016 projected mix.
- These figures reflect the actual resource mix of electricity we provided during the preceding year.
- These figures reflect the power that we have contracted to provide this year. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability.
- New renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the past 15 years.
Energy for Tomorrow is Green-e certified and meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at green-e.org