Have questions? Please see below!
You will prevent between 6,000-15,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year, depending on your utility and your electricity usage. Over the lifetime of a project this equates to preventing 120,000-300,000 pounds of carbon emissions. This is a direct reduction of emissions and pollution in your community!
Yes! Unlike many companies who advertise “clean” energy and then buy renewable energy credits (RECs) on your behalf, Common Energy enables new clean energy projects to reach the grid (i.e., “additionality”). This electricity is sourced directly from solar, wind and hydroelectric projects in the community.
Once you sign up we notify your electric utility that you would like to receive clean energy from a local project and configure your utility account so we can send you one, integrated statement showing the savings. Once your account is connected to a project, you will receive clean energy credits on your electricity bill each month, lowering your energy cost. At the end of each month, Common Energy will send you one, unified Statement of Savings, showing your original energy cost, your savings with the program, your new, lower invoice, and your environmental impact. (Note: unified billing unavailable for some utilities due to data limitations)
Once you are connected to a project, you will receive a new, lower invoice from Common Energy showing the original amount charged by your utility and your savings. Common Energy will draw this amount from you, and pay your utility on your behalf. You simply pocket the savings! (Note: unified billing unavailable for some utilities due to data limitations)
If you are planning to move, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. If your new home is located within the same utility area, your Common Energy agreement and savings will simply move with you, just give us the new utility number. If your new address is outside an area we serve, please provide us with 90 days notice and you can cancel with no cost.