Evergreen is a voluntary renewable energy program available to Jackson Electric Cooperative members. Evergreen is for members who want to do more to support renewable energy, without the burden of owning their own system. Evergreen renewable energy comes from regional solar, wind, hydro and biogas resources. Subscriptions are available in monthly, 100 kWh blocks and support renewable energy generation above and beyond state requirements. (One block = 100 kilowatt-hours (kWhs))
In addition to your normal monthly electric bill, you volunteer to pay a small, additional charge each month to have some (or all) of your energy needs powered by renewable energy generation. There is nothing to install. By completing and submitting the Evergreen Application webform, you understand that the amount you select to support is in addition to your monthly energy bill. You may cancel this subscription at any time by contacting Jackson Electric Cooperative.
Where does Evergreen renewable energy come from?
Each Evergreen block is tracked by our wholesale power provide, Dairyland Power. Dairyland's renewable energy comes from regional solar, wind, hydro and biogas generation resources.
What are the benefits of participating in the Evergreen renewable energy program?
It is affordable. With blocks starting at just $1 per 100 kWh per month, members have an opportunity to be "green" and support renewable energy to the extent their budget allows.
It is easy. Private ownership of renewable energy generation equipment can be limited by cost and location. Evergreen doesn't require any upfront costs for equipment or future maintenance. It provides an option for your home, farm or business to be "green" without solar panels or wind turbines physically on your property.
How do I know I am getting my electricity from renewable energy sources?
Dairyland's own generation facilities and others within its service territory send their power onto the power grid. The actual electricity that serves your home, farm or business may or may not come from renewable sources. However, when members enroll in Evergreen, each member increases the amount of renewable energy flowing into the grid. Your Evergreen subscription will be above and beyond state renewable energy requirements and will replace electricity that would have been generated by conventional fossil fuels.