Green Power

 Green Power

Green the SpringsAs early as 2020, customers interested in renewable energy will have another option.

We are proposing a new Green Power rate in our annual rate case, to be filed Sept. 10, 2019.  If approved by City Council on Nov. 12, 2019, customers can choose to receive more renewable energy  than provided through our standard electric service - beginning January 2020. This service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The energy provided with this service will be Green-e certified, giving our business customers the assurance needed to facilitate their sustainability compliance and reporting standards.

  • Residential customers will be able to subscribe in 10 percent increments, beginning at 30 percent and going up to 100 percent.
  • Commercial, industrial and special contract customers could subscribe in 10 percent increments up to 100 percent.

Under the proposal, we will directly pass-through our cost for the renewable energy to the customer.  If a subscriber chooses less than 100 percent Green Power, they’ll pay the normal electric rates for the unsubscribed portion.

Below is an example of a residential billing breakdown of the new Green Power option based on 700 kWh. All calculations are based on rates as of Sept. 1, 2019, and the new proposed Green Power rate effective Jan. 1, 2020. The daily access charge is not shown but still applies.

​Green Power
Subscription Rate
E1R Base
Electric Cost
Adjustment (ECA)
Electric Capacity
Charge (ECC)
Total Electric
​100% ​$54.39 ​$0.00 ​$3.22 ​$21.49 ​$79.10
​80% ​$54.39 ​$2.70 ​$3.22 ​$17.19 ​$77.50
​50% ​$54.39 ​$6.76 ​$3.22 ​$10.75 ​$75.12
​30% ​$54.39 ​$9.46 ​$3.22 ​$6.45 ​$73.52
​0% ​$54.39 ​$13.51 ​$3.22 ​$0.00 ​$71.12

 In this example, a customer with 100% Green Power has an increase of about $8 per month.