Green Energy program

Join our Green Energy program to make a difference

The LG&E and KU Green Energy program is voluntary. By participating, you are taking action to expand the generation capacity of renewable power on the regional electric grid that serves Kentucky.

How it works

You purchase Green Energy blocks

You purchase blocks of Green Energy each month, from LG&E and KU.

We purchase Renewable Energy Certificates on your behalf

We use the dollar value of your blocks to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from regional energy sources like solar, wind and biomass. The REC’s are retired on your behalf. Learn more on our REC purchases page.

Help support Green Energy

You directly support the growth and long-term viability of regional renewable energy operators and the broader renewable energy industry.

Green Energy block calculators

The Green Energy calculator will help you decide how many “blocks” to purchase per month by calculating the environmental benefit of your purchase in terms of carbon emissions reduced, at any level you choose.  

The Green Energy program provides an easy way for you to obtain RECs and their associated benefits, as well as show your support for renewable generators and the industry.

green-e certified logo

LG&E and KU Green Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

This offering is part of LG&E and KU's Green Tariff.

FAQs

What is a Green Energy Block?

The purchase of a block ensures exclusive ownership of the environmental and social benefits of the underlying electricity. When the Green Energy program purchases RECs on your behalf, only you can claim their associated benefits. Residential and small business customers pay $5 per block and large commercial and industrial customers pay $13 per block. Pricing of RECs can fluctuate with market pricing, however below are the annual averages during the 2020 calendar year:

  • Every $5 contribution to the Green Energy program purchased 1 block, which is roughly 1.26 RECs or 1,261 kWh of renewable (“Green”) energy.
  • Every $13 contribution purchased 1 block, which is roughly 4.2 RECs or 4,203 kWh of renewable (“Green”) energy.

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Additional resources

Green Energy Newsletter

Check out the Green Energy newsletters for the latest updates on the program.

Support 100% renewables

Determine what you need to support 100% renewables, costs associated and the environmental impact. 

Solar Share Program

Interested in also supporting local solar energy? Check out our Solar Share Program.

What are we doing to protect the environment?

We’re dedicated to protecting the environment, while delivering reliable and safe energy to our customers.