ENVIROWATTS.."Earth Friendly Energy Alternatives"

If you like the idea of "green power", go to Envirowatts, find more information and to sign up.  Envirowatts is our name for green power, energy generated from environmentally preferred renewable resources such as biomass, sun, wind, water and geothermal springs.

There are many benefits of purchasing Envirowatts portions: you help support the future of renewable energy and you help reduce carbon dioxide emissions – all things to feel good about.

With four options, including solar, wind, biomass and hydro, you have the choice of how your renewable energy dollars are spent. You have the power to designate how your $2.75 portion is used. Each renewable energy option has a varying amount of carbon dioxide offset per portion.

For example under current market prices, a $2.75 portion of solar supplies around 1,559 pounds of carbon dioxide offset. That’s the equivalent to removing emissions from consumption of 79 gallons of gasoline or annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1,754 miles/year driven by an average passenger vehicle.

If you purchase a $2.75 portion of wind, you offset around 4,973 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent to removing emissions from consumption of 253 gallons of gasoline or annual greenhouse gas emissions from 5,595 miles/year driven by an average passenger vehicle.

Purchasing a $2.75 portion of hydro offsets around 6,921 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent to removing emissions from consumption of 353 gallons of gasoline or annual greenhouse gas emissions from 7,787 miles/year driven by an average passenger vehicle.

If you purchase a $2.75 portion of biomass you offset around 311 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent to removing emissions from consumption of 16 gallons of gasoline or annual greenhouse gas emissions from 350 miles/year driven by an average passenger vehicle.

Plus, there’s no maximum of portions you can purchase. To increase the green benefits of Envirowatts, you can purchase as many portions as you’d like.

*EPA.gov’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator used to calculate savings. Current market prices are as of March 2021.

In 2014, new options were added to Envriowatts – solar, wind and hydro.

Purchasing Envirowatts
Envirowatts can be purchased in 100 Kilowatt hour Blocks, The average household uses about 1000 kWh per month, so you could purchase from 1 to 10 blocks. Each block will cost $2.75 above your current cost per 100 kWh. For example, if you purchase 2 blocks, your bill will increase by $5.50. In order to purchase Envirowatts, you must agree to purchase that amount for one year. 

Ready to make a difference?
As an electric cooperative member, you have the power to make a difference in our energy policies. If you want to promote renewable energy, Envirowatts is your opportunity. Sign up now by following the instructions. If you have trouble signing up, call Member Services at 859-236-4561 or 1-888-266-7322.  You may also email Member Services.

Envirowatts Newsletters 2021-2022

These Envirowatts Newsletters are distributed quarterly to our Envirowatt members that purchase blocks of electricity while participating in the program.  

2021:  1st Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter   4th Quarter

2022: 1st Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter   4th Quarter