Agway Green Choice™ power is renewable electricity that is produced from small hydroelectric, wind and bioenergy plants based in New York State. It is made available through our renewable energy partner Sterling Planet.
Sterling Planet is an innovative pioneer in sustainability, clean energy, energy efficiency and carbon neutrality solutions. They were the winner of the 2007 U.S. Department of Energy Renewable Energy Marketer of the Year award, and they are also a partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders. Sterling is recognized as a leader in this field, averting more than 20 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, to date.
Agway Green Choice™ Renewable Electricity generation mix is currently 40% Wind, 30% Hydro and 30% LFG (landfill gas). All sources of generation are located in New York State.
When you select Agway Green Choice™, you are asking Agway Energy Services to arrange for electricity from renewable resources to be placed on the electricity grid on your behalf. While there is no way of knowing which electrons actually reach your house, be assured that this renewable power displaces the more conventional generators that use oil, coal and nuclear fuel. When you turn on a light switch, you’ll know that you’ve made a difference!
Your money goes directly to New York-based renewable power generators and not the generators who use nuclear, fossil fuel or coal as a fuel. In addition, you and all the other Agway Energy Services customers who select Agway Green Choice™ for your electricity needs are helping to clean up our air by displacing these other sources. Agway Green Choice™ customers are also helping to bring more sources of renewable energy into production, such as the Fenner Wind project.
The additional 1.5 cents per kWh helps make up the gap between the cost of non-renewable conventional generation and that of cleaner renewable resources. The difference for the average household is less than 30 cents a day and is a concrete way for people to help change the way power is produced by supporting cleaner New York based renewable resources.
The easiest way to lower your electricity cost is to use energy more efficiently. Taking small steps such as switching to compact fluorescent lighting can begin to make a difference. New York State has created a web site with many low cost or no cost steps you can take to lower your energy use, save money and reduce your environmental impact and contribute to our country’s energy independence. This site can be found at http://www.getenergysmart.org/
Please visit the website of our renewable energy partner, Sterling Planet at http://www.sterlingplanet.com/.