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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 3.02 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 our 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 an average home using 750 kWh per month. For specific information about this electricity product, visit 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