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.
Where does my money go? What does it buy?
The Green Energy program will use your monetary contributions to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on your behalf. A REC represents the property rights to the environmental, social, and other non-power benefits of 1,000 kilowatt- hours (kWh) of renewable electricity. RECs purchased by the program will be sourced from renewable operators in Kentucky or any of its bordering states, which are not owned by LG&E and KU.
Renewable energy has significant up-front costs and voluntary purchases of Renewable Energy Certificates is essential in helping operators recover those costs more quickly, encouraging reinvestment in the renewable energy economy.
Click here for more information about the resource type and location of RECs historically purchased by the program.
Whom should I contact for more information?
Residential and commercial customers should contact Customer Service (LG&E, KU). Large commercial and industrial customers should contact their Key Account Representative for additional information.
How will I be billed?
You will see a line item on your monthly LG&E or KU bill reflecting the amount of your Green Energy purchase. The amount of your purchase will be included in the total amount due on each of your monthly billing statements.
How will Green Energy appear on my bill?
Small Green Energy — Homes and Small Businesses
If you are a Residential (Residential Service rate) or Small Commercial (General Service rate) customer, you will see a $5 charge on each of your monthly billing statements for each block of Green Energy you purchase. You may purchase as many blocks of Green Energy as you choose.
Large Green Energy - Large Commercial and Industrial Customers
If you are a Large Commercial or Industrial Customer (Power Service or Commercial/Industrial Time-of-Day rates), you will see a $13 charge on your monthly bill for each block of Green Energy you purchase. You may buy as many blocks of Green Energy as you choose. The amount of your Green Energy purchase will appear on your monthly bill and be included in the total amount due for as long as you participate. Partial blocks of Green Energy are not available.
Will the price of Green Energy change over time?
The cost of Green Energy will remain consistent for the foreseeable future. You would be notified well in advance of any changes in the cost of Green Energy.
What length of agreement is required?
There is no minimum length of agreement required. Participants remain enrolled until they choose to cancel. Green Energy customers can cancel at any time without penalty.
What other fees might I be charged?
No other fees apply.