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Energy for Tomorrow for large business


Your business can make a difference in the community and demonstrate its commitment to the environment by purchasing renewable energy. Energy for Tomorrow lets you purchase electricity from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass.

Purchasing options

Usage percentage: You can choose to have 25, 50 or 100 percent of your monthly electricity usage charged at the Energy for Tomorrow rate, which is 3.02 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) more than the standard energy charge.

Block purchase: You can choose to purchase blocks of renewable energy for 3.02 cents per kWh.

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

Program description

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

Customers signed up for Energy for Tomorrow receive a fuel-cost adjustment (FCA) reduction based on their participation level. A customer at 100 percent participation pays no FCA, a customer at 50 percent participation gets a 50 percent FCA reduction, and a customer at 25 percent gets a 25 percent reduction.

The Energy for Tomorrow charge will be on your energy bill. The charge will be labeled, showing your level of participation and total charge for the billing period. It takes one or two billing periods to activate your Energy for Tomorrow participation.

Large business customers must commit to purchasing Energy for Tomorrow for the balance of the calendar year. This agreement is self-renewing on Jan. 1 of each year. Changes in the agreement are required in writing at least 30 days before the Jan. 1 renewal date.

Eligibility

Energy for Tomorrow is open to most electric customers in our service area.

Sign up

Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement mail-in form

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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
Biomass 32% 28% 28% 28% WI
Solar 1% 1% 1% 1% WI
Wind 67% 71% 71% 71% WI
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
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
Natural gas/oil 16.7% 20.0% 20.2% 16.5% WI
Other 25.3% 23.5% 24.6% 24.3% WI
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  

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.

  1. These figures reflect the actual resource mix of electricity we provided during the preceding year.
  2. These figures reflect the power that we have contracted to provide this year. 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.

Green-e logoEnergy 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