As a member of Green Power EMC, Central Georgia EMC utilizes electricity generated from biomass; specifically methane gas reclaimed from the Taylor County and Roberts Road landfills. Landfill gas comes from the natural breakdown of wastes at the landfill site. The gas is collected and used to generate electricity. Typically the gas is wasted; in most landfills the gas is just burned off to prevent explosions.
Green power can be purchased for only $4.50 per month (which is added to your electric bill). Green power is available in "blocks" of 150 kilowatt-hours, enough to operate a refrigerator for one month. Click here for price, terms, and conditions.
Georgia EMCs were the first in Georgia to invite our members to choose how some of their electricity is produced. Through Green Power EMC, Central Georgia EMC, along with 37 other EMCs in Georgia, offers members the opportunity to support cleaner, renewable energy to supply a portion of their electric needs.
Check out the green power report card to see how we are doing!
Green Power EMC is also giving something back to the community. Part of the cost of each green power kilowatt-hour generated goes into a research and development fund, a portion of which has been used to fund the Sun Power for Schools program. Through the program, participating schools around the state will receive photovoltaic and metering equipment that will enable students to study solar power generation and incorporate their unit's output data in classroom projects.
Green-e Energy certifies that Green Power from Central Georgia EMC and Green Power EMC meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.
The Green-e Energy logo helps consumers easily identify environmentally superior renewable energy options. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.
Green-e Energy was established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions to provide information and an objective standard for consumers to compare renewable energy options, and to verify that consumers get what they pay for. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.
Central Georgia EMC voluntarily accepts and supports the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct and Customer Disclosure Requirements and independent verification methods. Green-e Energy assures customers that Participants portray their Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy option accurately. The Green-e Energy logo shown here can only be used with renewable energy options like this one that promise to meet Green-e Energy’s high standards of environmental and marketing integrity. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.