Kentucky Green Pricing
Green power is electric energy that is generated by using renewable resources. Many of our customers have asked us for a way they can help support renewable energy through their electricity use. Now customers may support the generation of green energy by voluntarily signing up to participate in the Green Pricing Option.
Kentucky Power customers have the opportunity to purchase blocks of green energy. Each block is equivalent to 100 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity. With the Green Pricing Option, customer can encourage the generation of renewable energy through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs. RECs are created whenever a renewable energy generator makes power from renewable resources. By purchasing these Renewable Energy Certificates, you encourage and help sustain renewable power.
Residential customers may elect to purchase a minimum of one block at a cost of $2.00 per block. For example, if a customer purchases two blocks of green energy, that customer's bill would increase by $4.00 each month. Kentucky customers also may elect to purchase all of their power using green pricing.
Participating in the Green Pricing Option affords customers the opportunity to make a positive environmental impact in the region by helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand America's renewable energy resources and provide support for the creation of green jobs nationwide.
For more details, call the Customer Solutions Center at 800-572-1113.
Renewable Energy Certificates
When a renewable energy generator - for example, a wind power generator, solar power
generator, or a company that collects methane gas from a landfill and burns it to
generate electricity - produces one megawatt hour of electricity that is certified
and sold into the electricity market, it produces a Renewable Energy Certificate,
or REC. That REC is then sold to a buyer, such as an individual or an organization.
In this way, REC buyers are helping to support organizations that generate renewable
To participate in the Green Pricing Option, customers must agree to purchase at
least one block of green energy at $1.50 per block. Note: Virginia customers also
have the option of choosing to have all of their energy consumption matched in Renewable
Energy certificates. Currently however, this option is not available online. In
order to participate in the "all consumption" method, customers must contact the
Customer Operations Center, at 1-800-956-4237.
This is a voluntary program. Participation does not affect a customer's current
electricity service. Appalachian Power will continue to deliver electric power to
the customer's home.