BRIGHT ENERGY CHOICES
Marshall Municipal Utilities is excited to announce a new program called Bright Energy Choices (BEC) that provides our customers an opportunity to choose the source of generation of electricity they purchase for their home or business.
What is Bright Energy Choices?
Our Bright Energy Choices Program allows customers to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates, (RECs). RECs are proof that electricity was generated by qualifying renewable facilities, like wind and solar, and fed into the electric grid. These RECs are available through Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), our supplemental wholesale power supplier.
At Marshall Municipal Utilities, 43 percent of the energy purchased is already supplied by renewable resources, including wind, solar, and hydroelectric power plants along the Missouri River. By enrolling in Bright Energy Choices, your home/business can purchase RECs to offset the non-renewable portion of your energy consumption, in effect, making your consumption 100 percent renewable. "Greening up" your energy purchases helps to promote the development of future renewable resources and demonstrates your support for our environment.
How much does it cost?
A Bright Energy Choices adder will be applied to 57% of your actual monthly energy purchases. This adder will be in addition to your regular energy charges. The Bright Energy Choices adder for 2020 is $0.005 per kWh. For example, if you use 1,000 kWh per month, 570 kWh's would have the $0.005 per kWH adder applied to it costing you an additional $2.85 per month to be considered 100% renewable.
What else do I need to know?
To sign up for Bright Energy Choices click here to download a Bright Energy Choices Order Form