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.
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.
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.
Green Power Partnership
Environmental Protection Agency site about assistance and recognition for organizations choosing green power.
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