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Renewables

At WRVEC, we embrace the green energy movement and are committed to providing green energy solutions, including the initiatives below.

The Green Power Program

Created in 2004, our Green Power Program limits carbon emissions and conserves natural resources while maintaining consistent energy delivery. The Program is voluntary – only those members choosing to participate will pay the additional premium.

What is Green Power?

Renewable energy resources are derived from solar energy, hydro energy, geothermal energy, or biomass (such as nutshells and corn fiber). The energy from these sources is then converted directly to heat or electricity which is then distributed to our members. Members may purchase electricity under the program in 100 kWh blocks at a rate of $3.50 per block. As many blocks as desired may be bought, but members must make a 12-month commitment to participate in the program. This additional charge will be added to the member’s monthly bill.

There is no noticeable difference in electric service with the Green Power Program. The renewable energy purchased by the members of WRVEC is pooled with other participants from our Generation and Transmission Company, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. So while WRVEC cannot guarantee that those very electrons a member purchases through the program will be the same ones that flow through that member’s meter, WRVEC can guarantee that the amount purchased will be delivered on our power grid. By choosing renewable energy, you are supporting the development of renewable energy sources – which is a benefit for everyone.

Contact us to learn more or sign up.

Solar Power Project

To help gain a better understanding of these efficiency and financial implications of solar power systems, we installed a 2,025 watt photovoltaic (solar electric) system on the rooftop of our Branson office. Check out how our system is performing here.

If you’re considering installing a solar energy system on your home, it’s important to consider all the factors. Download our list of questions to ask when considering a home solar energy system, and calculate whether or not solar will pay off for your home.