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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 Renewable Energy Credits from Michigan-based biomass sources.

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 $0.00849 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) more than the standard energy charge.

Block purchase: You can choose to purchase blocks of Renewable Energy Credits for $0.00849 per kWh.

Most of the additional charge is used to purchase Renewable Energy Credits, 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 power supply cost recovery (PSCR) reduction based on their participation level. A customer at 100 percent participation pays no PSCR, a customer at 50 percent participation gets a 50 percent PSCR 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.


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

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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 renewable resources averaged annually. Information provided is both historic and prospective. We base all of our comparisons on an average home using 660 kWh per month. For specific information about this electricity product, go to or call 800-242-9137.

Product 2019 projected 2019 actual mix1 2020 projected mix2 General location
Energy for Tomorrow new renewables
Biomass 28%      
Jan-Mar 2019   28%   WI
Apr-Dec 2019   100%   MI
2020     100% MI
Solar 1%      
Jan-Mar 2019   1%   WI
Apr-Dec 2019        
Wind 71%      
Jan-Mar 2019   71%   WI
Apr-Dec 2019        
Total 100% 100% 100%  
We Energies overall power mix3
Renewables 4.7%      
Jan-Mar 2019   6.8%   WI, MI, MN and MB
Apr-Dec 2019   0%   MI
2020     0% MI
Coal 36.7%      
Jan-Mar 2019   41.3%   WI, MI
Apr-Dec 2019   0%    
2020     0%  
Natural gas/oil 29.6%      
Jan-Mar 2019   27.8%   WI
Apr-Dec 2019   43.3%   MI
2020     60.1% MI
Other 29.0%      
Jan-Mar 2019   24.1%   WI, MI
Apr-Dec 2019   56.7%   WI, MI
2020     39.9%  
Total 100% 100% 100%  

  1. These figures reflect the actual resource mix of electricity delivered to Energy for Tomorrow customers in 2019.
  2. These figures reflect the renewables that we have contracted to provide in 2020. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability.
  3. For comparison, the current average mix of resources supplying the United States includes: Natural Gas (35.2%), Coal (27.5%), Nuclear (19.4%), Renewables (16.9%), Petroleum (0.6%), and Other (0.3%). This resource mix is for 2018 as detailed by the U.S. Energy Information Agency.